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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Penny Oleksiak wins bronze in 200m freestyle

Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak has won a bronze medal in the women’s 200-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.

With history on the line and a country watching with anticipation, Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak was feeling the pressure Wednesday morning at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Minutes before her 200-meter freestyle race, Oleksiak was doing everything she could to calm herself down. 

Her bronze in the 200-meter freestyle for a sixth career medal makes the 21-year-old from Toronto her country’s most decorated summer Olympian.

The Toronto native made history at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, becoming the first Canadian to win four medals (one gold, one silver, and two bronze) in the same Summer Games and the youngest Olympic champion at just 16-years-old.

It’s her sixth Olympic medal and third bronze of her illustrious career. She anchored Canada to a silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle on Sunday to go with the four she won in her first Olympics in 2016 in Rio — one gold, one silver, and two bronze.

 Australia’s Ariarne Titmus took gold while Hong Kong’s Siobhan Bernadette Haughey took silver.”

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