According to the Canadian Press on Thursday, Kelsey Wog of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Aboubacar Sissoko of Montreal, Quebec, have been named the 2020 Canadian University Sports athletes of the year on Thursday. Wog was the star of the 2020 Canadian University Sports Swimming Championships in Victoria, British Columbia, as she won four gold medals. Sissoko, meanwhile was a star defensive midfielder for the University of Montreal Carabins’ soccer team.
Wog, who was representing the University of Manitoba Bisons, won the gold medal in the women’s 50 metre breaststroke, women’s 100 metre breaststroke, women’s 200 metre breaststroke, and women’s 200 metre individual medley. In the women’s 200 metre breaststroke preliminaries, Wog had the fastest time in the world this year at 2:20.22.
Wog also set the Canadian USports record in the women’s 200 metre individual medley. Wog’s time in this event was 2:10.87.
An agricultural student, Wog has a bright future with the Canadian national women’s swim team. At the 2016 World Short-course Swimming Championships in Windsor, Ontario, Wog won a silver medal with a time of 2:18.52. She was only beaten by Molly Renshaw of Great Britain, who had a gold medal-winning time of 2:18.51.
Sissoko meanwhile is a native of Mali, who helped the Carabins win the silver medal at the 2019 Canadian University Sport Men’s Soccer Championship in Montreal. In the final, the Carabins lost 2-0 to the University of Quebec-Trois-Rivieres Patriotes. On November 28, Sissoko was signed by the Halifax Wanderers of the Canadian Premier League.