Summer McIntosh wins 2023 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award

Summer McIntosh (Jack Spitser, Wikimedia Commons)

Summer McIntosh of Toronto, Ontario has won the 2023 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award on Wednesday according to Donna Spencer of the Canadian Press. The award is annually presented to the top Canadian female athlete of the year.

McIntosh won four medals in swimming at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. She won two gold medals and two bronze medals. The two gold medals came in the women’s 200 metre butterfly and the women’s 400 metre medley. McIntosh defended her world championship titles in both events as she also won the gold medal in the women’s 200 metre butterfly and the women’s 400 metre medley at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. McIntosh also won the bronze medal in Fukuoka in the women’s 200 metre freestyle, and the women’s 4×100 metre medley relay alongside Kylie Masse of Windsor, Ontario, Sophie Angus of Calgary, Alberta, and Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ontario.

McIntosh also currently holds the world record in the women’s 400 metre individual medley. She posted a time of 4:25.87 at the Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Ontario on April 1.

McIntosh becomes the 10th Canadian swimmer to win the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award. She followed Phyllis Dewar of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (1934), Irene Strong of Surrey, British Columbia (1949), Marilyn Bell of Toronto (1954 and 1955), Mary Stewart of Vancouver, British Columbia (1961 and 1962), Elaine Tanner of Vancouver (1966), Wendy Cook of Vancouver (1974), Nancy Garapick of Halifax, Nova Scotia (1975), Cindy Nicholas of Toronto (1977), and Penny Oleksiak of Toronto (2016). The award will give McIntosh confidence as she prepares for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

 

 

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