Published — Tuesday 20 November 2012
Last update 20 November 2012 8:50 pm
NEW YORK: Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin have won male and female athlete of the year honors at USA Swimming’s annual Golden Goggles awards banquet.
Franklin also took home the top relay performance Monday with Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allison Schmitt for their 4x100 medley gold medal in world-record time.
Phelps won the male athlete award for the fourth time after winning six medals — including four gold — in his last meet at the London Olympics.
The 17-year-old Franklin won five Olympic medals, including four gold.
Katie Ledecky, the 800 freestyle champion at age 15, won female race of the year for breaking Janet Evans’ 23-year-old American record.