December 27, 2016 12:10 pm

Swimming star Penny Oleksiak voted CP’s female athlete of the year

Canada’s swim team, including gold-medallist Penny Oleksiak, stops by The Morning Show to reflect on their time at the Rio Olympics.


TORONTO – Teenage swimming sensation Penny Oleksiak is The Canadian Press female athlete of the year.

The 16-year-old from Toronto won gold and silver medals and helped Canada win a pair of relay bronze at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Oleksiak dominated voting in the annual survey of editors and broadcasters across the country, taking 94 per cent of the votes.

Oleksiak finished 2016 with a flourish.

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She won a freestyle bronze and helped Canada win a pair of relay gold at December’s world short-course swimming championships in Windsor, Ont.

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