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Young American swimmer Missy Franklin will be at the glittering Laureus World Sports Awards at the Istana Budaya on Wednesday.
The California native has been unstoppable, winning four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, followed by an unprecedented six gold medals at one World Championships. She won the 100m and 200m backstroke, 200m freestyle, 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley at last yearâ€™s World Championships.
And all that at the age of 18. It is no wonder that sheâ€™s earned the nickname â€œMissile Missyâ€.
Franklin is nominated for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year for the first time this year. The other nominees are fellow American Serena Williams (tennis), German footballer Nadine Angerer, Jamaicaâ€™s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Russiaâ€™s Yelena Isinbayeva (both athletics), and Sloveniaâ€™s Tina Maze (skiing).
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