2013 Sportswoman of the Year: Individual Sport

 

 

 

Mao Asada (Figure Skating) Japan

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• Won gold at the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Cup of China (November, 2012).
• Won gold at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy in Japan (November).
• Won gold at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Russia (December).
• Won the gold medal at the ISU Four Continents Championships (February, 2013).
• Won bronze at the ISU Figure Skating World Championships (March)
• Finished fifth at the ISU World Team Trophy (April).
• Currently ranked No. 1 by the ISU.

 

 

 

 

Kelly Clark (Snowboarding) – USA

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• Won gold in the Women’s Halfpipe at the 2012 Burton High Fives (August, 2012).
• Won gold in the Women’s Halfpipe at the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup in Cardrona (August).
• Won silver in the Women’s Halfpipe at the FIS World Cup in Copper Mountain (January, 2013).
• Won gold in the Women’s Halfpipe at the FIS World Cup in Sochi (February).
• Won gold in the Women’s Halfpipe at the Burton US Open in Vail (March).
• Won gold in the Women’s Halfpipe at the Winter X Games in both Aspen and Tignes, making her the first female rider to win three consecutive gold medals (March).
• Celebrated 60th career win during the 2013 season which is the most career wins of any other male or female snowboarder.
• Currently ranked No. 1 in the Women’s Halfpipe by the World Snowboard Tour Rankings.
• Currently ranked No. 1 in the freestyle snowboarding division by the FIS.

 

 
Missy Franklin (Swimming) – USA 
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• Won gold in the 50yd freestyle, 100yd freestyle, 200yd freestyle, 100yd backstroke and 200yd backstroke, and won bronze in the 400yd freestyle relay and 800yd freestyle relay at the 2012-2013 Arena Grand Prix Series in Minneapolis (November, 2012).
• Won gold in the 100yd backstroke, 200yd backstroke and 200yd freestyle and won bronze in the 200yd individual medley at the 2012 AT&T Winter National Championships in Austin (December).
• Won gold in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m backstroke, won silver in the 200m individual medley and placed fourth in the 400m freestyle at the 2012-2013 Arena Grand Prix Series in Austin (January, 2013).
• International Aquatics Federation (FINA) 2012 Female Swimmer of the Year (January).
• Won gold in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m backstroke, and placed fourth in the 50m freestyle at the 2012-2013 Arena Grand Prix Series in Orlando (February).
• Won gold in the 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m backstroke, won silver in the 200m freestyle and placed fourth in the 200m individual medley at the 2012-2013 Arena Grand Prix Series in Mesa (April).
• Winner of the 2012 James E. Sullivan Award as the nation’s top amateur athlete of the year (April).
• Won gold in the 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke, won silver in the 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley and won bronze in the 100m freestyle at the 2012-2013 Arena Grand Prix Series in Santa Clara (June).
• Won gold in the 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke at the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championship Trials (June).
• Won the 2013 ESPY Award for Best Female Olympian (July).
• Won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay, 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona (July).
• Currently ranked No. 1 in the 100m backstroke and the 200m backstroke, No. 2 in the 100m freestyle and the 200m freestyle, and No. 10 in the 50m backstroke by FINA.

 

·         Won gold in the 50yd freestyle, 100yd freestyle, 200yd freestyle, 100yd backstroke and 200yd backstroke, and won bronze in the 400yd freestyle relay and 800yd freestyle relay at the 2012-2013 Arena Grand Prix Series in Minneapolis (November, 2012).

·         International Aquatics Federation (FINA) 2012 Female Swimmer of the Year (January, 2013).

·         Won gold in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m backstroke, and placed fourth in the 50m freestyle at the 2012-2013 Arena Grand Prix Series in Orlando (February).

·         Won gold in the 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke at the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championship Trials (June).

·         Won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay, 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona (July).

 
Tina Maze (Alpine Sking) – Slovenia
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•Won the giant slalom at the Audi International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup Opening event in Soelden (October, 2012).
• Won the giant slalom and finished third in the slalom at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Aspen (November).
• Won the giant slalom and super combined, and finished second in the super-G at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in St. Moritz (December).
• Won the giant slalom at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Courchevel (December).
• Finished third in the giant slalom and slalom at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Are (December).
• Finished second in the giant slalom and finished third in the slalom at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Semmering (December).
• Finished second in the city event at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Munich (January, 2013).
• Won the super-G at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in St. Anton (January).
• Finished second in the downhill and finished third in the super-G at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Cortina d’Ampezzo (January).
• Won the slalom and finished second in the giant slalom at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Maribor (January).
• Won the super-G, finished second in the super combined and giant slalom, finished fifth in the slalom and finished seventh in the downhill at the FIS World Ski Championships in Schlandming (February).
• Won the super combined at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Meribel (February).
• Won the downhill and finished second in the super-G at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (March).
• Won the slalom and finished second in the giant slalom at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Ofterschwang (March).
• Won the giant slalom and finished third in the slalom at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide (March).
• Won the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup title and had a record breaking performance with 24 overall podium wins in one season and 9 podium wins in the giant slalom in one season, the most of any female (March).
• Currently ranked No.1 in the giant slalom, super combined and super-G, and No. 2 in the downhill and slalom by the FIS.
• Currently ranked No. 1 by the FIS for the 2013 season after scoring a record breaking 2,414 points in a single season, 1,313 points more than the second best ranked athlete.

 

 
Tatyana McFadden (Paralympic Track & Field) – USA
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• Won gold in the Women’s T54 400m, 800m and 1500m events, and won a bronze medal in the 100m event at the London Paralympic Games (September, 2012).
• Won the Women’s Wheelchair division of the 2013 Chicago Marathon (October).
• Won the Women’s Wheelchair division of the 2013 Boston Marathon (April, 2013).
• Won the Women’s Wheelchair division of the 2013 London Marathon (April).
• Won gold in the Women’s T54 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m events at the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships (June).
• Led Team USA’s medal haul with six gold medals in the Women’s T54 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m events at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships (July).
• Became the first woman to ever win six medals in the same IPC Athletics World Championships (July).
• Set a new World Record in the Women’s T54 800m event at the IPC Athletics World Championships (July).
• Currently ranked No. 1 in the Women’s Wheelchair T54 division in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m events, No. 2 in the 100m and Marathon events, and No. 4 in the 5000m by the IPC World Rankings.

 


 
Inbee Park (Golf) - Korea
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• Tied for second at the Safeway Classic presented by Coca-Cola (August, 2012).
• Finished second at the CN Canadian Women’s Open (August).
• Finished second at the Ricoh Women’s British Open (September).
• Won the Sime Darby Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Classic (September).
• Tied for 15th at the LPGA KEB•HanaBank Championship (October).
• Finished second at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by Audi (October).
• Tied for 17th at the Mizuno Classic (November).
• Tied for second at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Jalisco (November).
• Tied for 11th at the CME Group Titleholders (November).
• Won the 2012 Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average (70.21) (November).
• Won the LPGA Tour’s Official Money List with a season-ending total earnings of $2,287,080 (November).
• Won the 2013 Honda LPGA Classic (February, 2013).
• Tied for 37th at the HSBC Women’s Champions 2013 (March).
• Tied for 25th at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup (March).
• Tied for 17th at the Kia Classic (March).
• Won the Kraft Nabisco Championship (April).
• Tied for fourth at the LPGA Lotte Championship presented by J. Golf (April).
• Won the North Texas LPGA Shootout (April).
• Finished seventh in the Kingmill Championship (May).
• Tied for 38th in the Shoprite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (June).
• Won the Wegmans LPGA Championship (June).
• Won the Walmart North West Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (June).
• Won the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open (June).
• Tied for 14th at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic (July).
• Fourth player in LPGA history to win three major championships in one season, and only the second player in LPGA history to have won all three consecutively, with wins at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Wegmans LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open.
• Currently leads the LPGA Tour in Official Money ($2,147,619), putts per GIR (1.762), Rounds in the 60s (32), and Rolex Player of the Year Points (281) (July).
• Currently ranked No. 1 by ROLEX World Rankings by the LPGA for the 16th consecutive week (April 15-July 29).

 

 
Jenn Suhr (Track & Field) – USA

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• Won the pole vault event at the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix (August, 2012).
• Won the pole vault event at the Boston New Balance Grand Prix (February, 2013).
• Won the pole vault event at the Millrose Games in New York (February).
• Won the pole vault event at the 2013 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships with a World Indoor Record vault of (5.02m/16-5.5) (March).
• Placed second in the pole vault event at the Drake Relays in Des Moines (April).
• Won the pole vault event at the Adidas Grand Prix (May).
• Won the pole vault event at the United States Outdoor Track & Field Championships (June).
• Placed third in the pole vault at the International Association of Athletics (IAAF) Diamond League Event in Birmingham (June).
• Placed third in the pole vault event at the Sainsbury Grand Prix (June).
• Placed second in the pole vault event at the IAAF Diamond League Sainsbury Anniversary Games (July).
• Currently ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 1 in the world by Track and Field News.

 

 
Serena Williams (Tennis) USA
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• Won a Grand Slam title at the US Open (August, 2012).
• Won the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Championships in Istanbul (October).
• Named the 2012 WTA Player of the Year (November).
• Named the United States Sports Academy Female Athlete of the Year (December).
• Won a WTA singles title at Brisbane International in Brisbane (January, 2013).
• Reached the final at the Qatar Total Open in Doha (February).
• Won her sixth Sony Open tennis title in Miami (March).
• Won a WTA singles title at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston (April).
• Won her 50thcareer WTA singles title at the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid becoming one of only nine players in history to have won 50 WTA singles titles (May).
• Won a WTA singles title at the Internationali d’Italia in Rome (May).
• Won her 16th Grand Slam title at the French Open becoming the oldest champion in the Open Era at 31 years and 256 days old (May).
• Won her 600th career match during the Wimbledon Tournament before being eliminated in the fourth round (June).
• Won the 2013 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete (July).
• Won the 2013 ESPY Award for Best Female Tennis Player (July).
• Won a WTA singles title at the Collector Swedish Open in Bastad (July).
• Held a career high 34-match winning streak this year (July).
• Currently ranked No. 1 by the WTA World Rankings.

 

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