Christine Sinclair is Canadian Press female athlete of the year,
A glance at soccer player Christine Sinclair, winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as the 2012 Canadian Press female athlete of the year: Born: June 12, 1983.
Hometown: Burnaby, B.C. Leading by example: Sinclair led Canada to bronze at the London Olympics in spectacular fashion, scoring an Olympic-record six goals
to win the Golden Boot. She recorded a hat trick in a 4-3 extra-time semifinal loss to the United States.
Season highlights: Sinclair set a national record by scoring 23 goals in 2012. She was Canada’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremonies in London.
Career highlights: Helped Canada win gold at the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup. In February 2010, became the first Canadian women’s soccer player to score 100 international goals over her career. Guided team to bronze in London for Canada’s first Summer Games medal in a traditional team sport since 1936.
Quote: “People are starting to see all sides of her — her funny side and her humble side. She’s a phenomenal athlete. And she believes so much. Playing for Canada is such an honour, and she shows that in the way she plays. She doesn’t go out there and talk the talk ... She shows it in the most beautiful way.” — Teammate Karina LeBlanc.