QMI Agency, Quebecor’s news arm and the largest owner of newspapers in the country, has chosen Christine Nesbitt as its female athlete of the year.
It’s an excellent choice. Nesbitt won nine gold medals in World Cup speed skating in 2011. She won a gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics as well.
Nesbitt is humble and hard working. I have had the pleasure of interviewing her a few times and she is sincere and forthcoming.
The first time I talked to her was during the 1999 Canada Winter Games in Corner-Brook, Nlfd.
Nesbitt was only 14 but even then she was mature enough to know what she wanted and what she had to do to get it.
Let’s offer her our hearty best wishes for the 2012 competitions.