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Canada Penny Oleksiak now Canada’s most decorated Olympian after women’s medley bronze win

07:17  01 august  2021
07:17  01 august  2021 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Penny Oleksiak is now Canda' s most decorated summer Olympian . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images). Penny Oleksiak made Canadian history on Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympic Games after earning a bronze medal in women ' s 200-metre freestyle. Oleksiak became the most decorated Canadian summer Olympian of all time with six medals, surpassing Lesley Thompson-Willie and Phil Edwards while tying Cindy Klassen and Clara Hughes for most overall Olympic medals. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.

Penny Oleksiak becomes Canada ' s most decorated Summer Olympian after winning bronze in Tokyo.

Canada's Penny Oleksiak competes in the women's 100m freestyle final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn © Provided by Global News Canada's Penny Oleksiak competes in the women's 100m freestyle final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada has captured its 13th medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning bronze at the women's 4x100-metre medley relay finals.

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The United States nabbed silver while Australia finished first with a new Olympic record of 3:51.60.

Penny Oleksiak, who swam anchor in the relay, won the seventh Olympic medal of her career -- marking the 21-year-old as Canada's most decorated Olympian.

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Sydney Pickrem also picked up her first medal while Maggie Mac Neil and Kylie Masse won their third. The four finished with a time of 3:52.60, breaking their previous national record set after winning bronze at the 2019 FINA World Championships.

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-- With files from the Canadian Press

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