Meryl Davis And Simone Biles Receive Sportswoman Of The Year Awards

Posted: Oct 16 2014, 6:38am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 16 2014, 7:55am CDT, in News | Latest Sports News


Simone Biles Receives Sportswoman of the Year Award
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Simone Biles and Meryl Davis received the award at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC.

Simone Biles and Meryl Davis were crowned the sportswoman of the year. The awards were presented on Wednesday at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Meryl had a wonderful year where she won the Dancing With The Stars. 

Meryl won this award in the team sport category. Meryl Davis and Charlie White also made history after they won a gold medal at Olympics in Russia. Meryl Davis and Charlie White had different partners at the Olympics, but they continued supporting each other in the rounds. 

Meryl Davis won the sportswoman of the year award and she was competing against some big names like Maya Moore, Alisha Glass, April Ross and Kerri Walsh. 

Simone Biles on the other hand won four gold medals in the team events and she was also leading the Team USA. Biles was also able to capture the all-around title at the World Artistic Gymnastic Championships. 

Noelle Pikus-Pace was also honored to win the Wilma Rudolph Courage award because she won the Silver medal in skeleton in Sochi. Meryl Davis was talking to a reporter and she said that there are so many incredible athletes in this room that transcend sport. 

She said that this is what it’s all about. She said that the fact there are so many athletes out there trying to make their nation proud, that’s what it’s all about. 

She also said that she hugely respects a lot of women who are athletes and are in this room with her. Sarah Hughes has said although Meryl Davis has received so many awards and won so many titles, she has remained grounded which is a thing that isn’t common now a days. 

Sarah Hughes respects Meryl Davis as an athlete and as a person. Meryl Davis and Charlie White also skated with Hughes’ nieces on the opening night of the Rockefeller Center ice rink. Sarah also said that she knows after winning the award, Meryl’s world had been turned upside down. 

Source: TeamUSA

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