Ottawa Citizen

Chris­tine Sin­clair is Cana­dian Press fe­male ath­lete of the year,

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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.

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