World figure skating champion Patrick Chan is the overwhelming winner of the 2011 Lou Marsh Award.
The honour — decided by a panel of national sports editors, reporters and broadcasters — is given annually to Canada’s outstanding athlete by the Toronto Star.
Chan won the world championships last spring in Moscow, setting three world scoring records in the process.
The 20-year-old from Toronto won the Grand Prix Final last weekend in Quebec City to cap an undefeated season.
“I am deeply honoured to win this very special and very historic award,” Chan said in a statement. “To be considered in the same category as so many amazing Canadian athletes when it is still this early in my career is very humbling”.
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