Marlou van Rhijn wins Best Female Debut Paralympic Award

The Best Games Debut award was split into two categories -- male and female -- for the first time due to a record number of nominations.

Dutch double-amputee sprinter Marlou van Rhijn won Best Female Games debut after claiming 100m silver and 200m gold in the T44 sprints at London 2012. She also set new T43 world records in both distances.

Van Rhijn said: "I am very excited that I won this award because it's a valuable recognition for my achievements in London."