Penny Oleksiak remains Canada’s most embellished Summer time Olympian but neglected out on one other record after finishing fourth in the girls’s 100-metre freestyle swim in Tokyo on Friday.
The 21-year-outdated Toronto native used to be chasing her third medal of those Video games and seventh of her occupation — which could hang made her doubtlessly the most embellished Canadian athlete in Olympic historical previous.
Instead, she used to be edged out of the medal neighborhood by lower than one second behind bronze medallist Cate Campbell of Australia. Fellow Australian Emma McKeon captured the gold, whereas Hong Kong’s Siobhan Bernadette Haughey nabbed silver.
It wasn’t all unhealthy news for Oleksiak, then again. Her time of 52.59 seconds position a brand unique Canadian record for the 100-metre freestyle and used to be also a brand unique personal most efficient for the megastar swimmer.
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Oleksiak has already won a bronze in the 200-metre freestyle and silver in the four-person 100-metre freestyle relay. She neglected out on one other medal in the 200-metre freestyle relay after she and her crew finished fourth in Thursday’s final.
She is going to hang one other probability at Canadian Olympic historical previous in the girls’s and blended 100-metre medley relays.
Her six medals to this point — including the record four she won on the 2016 Video games in Rio, her Olympic debut on the age of 16 — ties Oleksiak with urge skater Cindy Klassen and bicycle owner and urge skater Clara Hughes as doubtlessly the most embellished Canadian Olympian.
Speaking to International Information earlier than her swim Friday, Oleksiak’s family acknowledged they’re proud to scrutinize her success and definite attitude shine by, suggesting she’s taking each and each her wins and losses in tear.
“In case you confer along side her it’s admire, ‘I’m going to get the following thing,’” acknowledged Hayley Oleksiak, Penny’s sister.
“Right here could perchance be doubtlessly the most pushed and definite she’s sounded in a long time.”
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