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Canadian soccer player Quinn made history as the first non-binary, transgender athlete to win an Olympic medal.

Quinn, a midfielder in Canada's women's soccer team, is part of the team that won on a penalty shoot-out against Sweden in the Olympic final.

Canada fell behind 1-0 after Sweden scored in the first half, but Jessie Fleming, from London, Ontario, equalized the score mid-way through the second half. The match then went to extra time before Canada held its nerve in the penalty shoot-out to spark celebrations on the pitch.

But it was a double history-making moment for 25-year-old Quinn, who publicly came out as trans in a post on Instagram last fall.

Before the Olympics started in Tokyo, Quinn also posted: "I feel proud seeing "Quinn" up on the lineup and on my accreditation. I feel sad knowing there were Olympians before me unable to live their truth because of the world.

"I feel optimistic for change. Change in legislature. Changes in rules, structures, and mindsets. Mostly, I feel aware of the realities. Trans girls being banned from sports. Trans women facing discrimination and bias while trying to pursue their Olympic dreams. The fight isn't close to over… and I'll celebrate when we're all here."

One of Canada's most decorated Paralympic athletes has expressed her disappointment that her home country doesn't pay its Olympic and Paralympic athletes equally.

Swimmer Aurélie Rivard from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, has won five gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze in a decorated career spanning across three Paralympic Games — London 2012, Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and now the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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Canada’s Paralympic Athletes Get Paid $0 For Winning A Gold Medal While Olympians Get $20K

American Paralympians and Olympians now get paid exactly the same.👇

Canada's Paralympic athletes do not get paid for winning a medal at the games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee has confirmed.

In comparison, those competing for Canada at the Olympics can get $20,000 for each gold medal, $15,000 for each silver medal and $10,000 for every bronze medal.

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A Canadian Olympian pulled off a golden moment when leaving Tokyo Airport and thankfully the security workers had a sense a humour.

Track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell, who won gold in the women's individual cycling sprint, hid her medal under her T-shirt as she walked through the metal detectors at security.

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Team Canada's quest for gold medals doesn't stop with the Olympics — there are 128 Paralympic athletes also competing at the highest level in Tokyo and they're already making the country so proud.

Canada's first medal at the 2021 Paralympic Games came early on the morning of Wednesday, August 25, just a day after the competition's opening ceremony. Plenty more medals have since followed — including the team's first gold medal — as Team Canada looks to best its record from the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics (where its athletes won 29 medals).

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