Raonic Presented Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
by ATP Staff|
Top Canadian Milos Raonic was honoured in a special ceremony Friday at Queen's Park in Toronto, presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by MPP Peter Shurman.
“I am pleased to present the Diamond Jubilee Medal to Milos Raonic in recognition of his commitment to excellence, sportsmanship and dedication,” said Shurman. “Thornhill is proud to have Milos representing our country and our community on the world stage.
“Thornhill is a richly diverse community and obviously the home to some of Canada’s top athletes. Milos has battled his way to becoming one of Canada’s highest rated tennis players in history and is an example of hard work and commitment that youth in Thornhill, Ontario and all of Canada can look up to.”
The Diamond Jubilee Medal celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II ascending the throne as Queen of Canada. In celebration of her service to the country, the medals have been bestowed on individuals who have made their own contributions to the community and to Canada.
Raonic had been unable to join the other 13 medal recipients from Thornhill at the presentation ceremony in June, which fell during Wimbledon. The 21 year old finished the 2012 season at No. 13 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, winning titles in Chennai and San Jose.