Penny Oleksiak awarded Lou Marsh Award

Voted Canada's top athlete for 2016

Penny Oleksiak is golden yet again — but this time it’s on home soil.

On Tuesday, she was awarded the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top athlete.

The 16-year-old Olympian made headlines earlier this year in Brazil when she became the first Canadian to win four medals at a single Olympic games: one gold, one silver and two bronze.

Oleksiak also became the youngest Canadian to ever win a medal at the games.

The high school student who attends Monarch Park Collegiate in East York was delighted with the announcement, according to her tweet.

Oleksiak beat out NHL sensation, Sidney Crosby and fellow Olympian Andre De Grasse to win the prestigious award.

She becomes the 74th winner as Canada’s top athlete.

The Lou Marsh Award is decided by votes from sports editors and broadcasters throughout the country.

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Posted: Dec 14 2016 10:59 am
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