Road To The Olympic Games

Aquatics

Penny Oleksiak voted Canadian Press female athlete of the year

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.

Toronto teenage swimming sensation finishes with 94 per cent of votes

Toronto's Penny Oleksiak was voted The Canadian Press female athlete of the year on Tuesday, taking 94 per cent of the vote. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

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.

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.

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.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.