In last year's Best of Kansas City issue, we praised KU sprinter Diamond Dixon for conquering her Big 12 competition. This year, we recognize her for dominating the world in the London Olympics in August. Dixon raced in the 400-meter relay semifinals, which qualified her for a gold medal when the team won the next day's event. The Texas native has a story worthy of NBC's gauzy, heartwarming Olympic featurettes. Her mother was 16 when she gave birth to Dixon, who was raised by her grandmother's sister. After she returned from London, stories explained that her past makes it hard for her to trust people and to open up. We doubt that this is the last award the 20-year-old athlete receives.