Penny Oleksiak powers Canadian women to 1st medal of Tokyo Olympics

Penny Oleksiak has done it again at the Olympics.

In a memorable anchor leg, the 21-year-old swimmer powered Canada’s 4×100-metre freestyle relay team to a silver medal — the country’s first of Tokyo 2020. 

At one point early in the heart-stopping race inside the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Canada was off the podium entirely.

By the time Oleksiak blasted into the pool for the final 100 metres, the Canadians were in fourth, trailing Australia, Sweden and the United States.

WATCH | Canada wins its 1st medal of Tokyo 2020:

Penny Oleksiak, Maggie Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez won Canada’s first medal of Tokyo 2020, claiming a silver medal in the women’s 4×100-metre freestyle

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