Kaillie Humphries wins Lou Marsh award

Canada's Kaillie Humphries pokes her head between the silver medallists from the USA after she and Heather Moyse won the gold medal in women's bobsled at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward

TORONTO – Bobsled pilot Kaillie Humphries has capped a standout season by winning the 2014 Lou Marsh Award.

Humphries is the first bobsledder to win the honour.

The 29-year-old from Calgary captured her second consecutive Olympic gold medal in Sochi, and carried Canada’s flag along with brakeman Heather Moyse into the closing ceremonies.

A month earlier, Humphries had claimed her second consecutive overall World Cup title for Canada.

Women’s tennis player Eugenie Bouchard, men’s tennis player Milos Raonic, Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty and lacrosse star Johnny Powless were the other award finalists.

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish won last year’s award.

The trophy is awarded annually to Canada’s top athlete as selected by representatives of Canada’s leading news organizations.

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It’s named after a former Toronto Star sports editor.

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