KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (Bernama) -- Germany's Sebastian Vettel and United States' swimmer Missy Franklin were crowned as the World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year at the Laures World Sports Award 2014 at Istana Budaya, Wednesday night.
The event was attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Vettel, the youngest four-time Formula One world champion in history at the age of 26, was overwhelmed when he received the award.
"To be nominated for the award is a great honour for me and to win the award, is truly very special. It is totally a very special moment for me as I can sit among the great sporting legends," said Vettel in a press conference after receiving his award.
He noted that he never looked down on the other nominees, among them were Christiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal.....