According to the Canadian Press, Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, British Columbia has won the 2012 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada’s top female athlete on Thursday.
Sinclair won the bronze medal for Canada in women’s soccer at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. During the tournament, she set a record for most goals in an Olympic women’s soccer tournament with six.
Sinclair’s value to the Canadian women’s soccer program in 2012 was enormous. In scoring 23 goals, she contributed to 65.9% of Canada’s goals. Three of those goals came in Canada’s controversial 4-3 loss to the United States in the semi-final of the Olympic tournament.
Sinclair was also the flag bearer for Canada during the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.