The award was given out Wednesday night to the young gymnast. She beat out Lindsey Vonn, Serena Williams, Missy Franklin, Allyson Felix, Jessica Long and Tatyana McFadden.
Douglas is the third gymnast to win the award, joining fellow Olympic gold medalists Mary Lou Retton (1984) and Nastia Liukin (2008). Liukin presented Douglas with the award, given to an individual athlete who exhibits exceptional performances, according to the AP.
Douglas – the fourth American and first African American – won the all-around gold at the London Olympics — to win gymnastics’ biggest prize. She also helped the U.S. women to the team title, their first since 1996 and second overall.