Rosie MacLennan named Female Athlete of the Year at Canadian Sport Awards
OTTAWA -- Olympic gold medal trampolinist Rosie MacLennan of Toronto has won the Female Athlete of the Year and longtime Gymnastics Canada board member Slava Corn of Toronto earned the Volunteer Achievement Award at the 2012 Canadian Sport Awards.
MacLennan, Canada’s only gold medal at the London Games, thanked all those her supported her on her incredible Olympic journey.
“It’s an honour to be chosen from such an incredible list of athletes,” said MacLennan, in a video message taped before leaving last weekend for Liberia where she is currently volunteering her time with the Right to Play charity bringing sport to some of the world’s most disadvantaged areas.
The Male Athlete of the Year went to kayaker Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, Ont., who won a silver medal at the 2012 Games, the fourth of his career.
Corn, who is also a Vice-President of the International Gymnastics Federation, has devoted her career to advancing gymnastics in Canada and around the world.
“The Canadian Sport Awards play an important role in honouring our hard-working athletes, sport leaders, volunteers and corporations for their accomplishments and contributions to Canadian sport,” said Peter Leyser, executive director of the True Sport Foundation.
“The 2012 winners, along with all the finalists and nominees have earned the praise of all Canadians through their immense talent, dedication, and ongoing commitment to their sport.”