Krista Haapalainen, Finland, won Miss World Sportswoman 2014 after finishing in first place in the individual phase of the challenge event. In second place was Edina Kulcsár, Hungary, and in third place was Rolene Strauss, South Africa. This is Finland's first challenge event win since they began in 2003. The event was held at the Lee Valley Athletics Center in London on November 26. Completing the Top 32 were Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Germany, Gibraltar, Haiti, Iceland, India, Jamaica, Kosovo, Lesotho, Mexico, Mongolia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Vietnam and Wales.
The Miss World Sportswoman 2014 finals will take place at the Lee Valley Athletics Center on November 23 and 32 finalists will take part in the event to determine the overall winner. After a fitness test during the first days of the pageant, the eight highest scores of each group qualified for the finals. South Africa was the only contestant to score full marks. The Miss World Sportswoman 2014 finalists are:
Red Group: Austria, Brazil, Colombia, England, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Mexico, and Wales.
Green Group: Belarus, Hungary, Iceland, India, Jamaica, Mongolia, Serbia, and Vietnam.
Yellow Group: Côte d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Haiti, and Lesotho.
Blue Group: Australia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, and United States.
London's West End was the place the contestants of Miss World 2014 visited to watch the iconic The Phantom of the Opera at the Her Majesty's Theater on November 24. Before attending the show, the contestants had dinner at the Planet Hollywood nearby. After the show, the contestants met the cast and crew of the show.
The contestants of Miss World 2014 took part in a Service of Unity and Remembrance on November 23 at the Gibson Hall in London to unite the contestants and showcase the connectedness of all people regardless of race, color, or creed. The event honored Honduras' María José Alvarado Muñoz and her sister Sofía Trinidad. After several contestants delivered their messages of support, condolences, and hopes for the future, Julia Morley announced that she and the new Miss World will travel to Honduras to build a school in María José and Sofía's town named after the two young women.
Valentina Bonariva (25, 1.73m, Solaro) was crowned Miss Universe Italy 2014 on board the MSC Splendida cruise ship on November 22. She will represent Italy in Miss Universe 2014 in Miami, Florida on January 25, 2015. Marika Zoccarato and Barbara Storoni finished in second and third place, respectively.
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