Brianne Theisen-Eaton • 27 • Humboldt • Athletics
Nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics
- Won a bronze medal in heptathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, becoming the first Canadian Olympian to ever medal in that event. There were 31 participants in the field.
- As part of her bronze-medal performance, she had personal-best performances in high jump (1.86m) and overall score (6,653). She finished the Olympics ranked #2 in Canada in high jump.
- Won a gold medal in heptathlon in a field of 33 athletes from 20 countries at the Hypo-Meeting in Austria. Set a Saskatchewan Athletics Native/Open Outdoor record in the 100m hurdles (12.93). She also posted personal bests in the 200m (23.33) and javelin (47.74).
- Won gold out of 12 competitors in pentathlon at the International Association of Athletics Federations World (IAAF) Indoor Championships. Set Saskatchewan Athletics Native/Open Indoor records for senior women in the 60m hurdles (8.04), long jump (6.42m) and overall score (4,881). Achieved a personal best in the 800m (2:09.99). There were 12 participants from nine countries.
Read Brianne's feature story here
The other finalists in this category were:
Jillian Gallays, 30, St. Brieux, Saskatchewan Amateur Wrestling Association
Marsha Hudey, 26, White City, Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association