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The women of Team Canada are running the show at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

As the Olympics approach the mid-way stage, all nine of Canada's medals so far have been won by the country's female athletes.

And not only are Team Canada's women winning medals, but they're also re-writing the history books at the same time.

As it stands on July 28, swimmer Penny Oleksiak has won two medals in the swimming pool – a bronze in the 200-metre freestyle event and a silver in the women's 4x100-metre relay, where she was joined by team members Kayla Sanchez, Margaret Mac Neil and Rebecca Smith. Mac Neil also won gold in the 100-metre butterfly.

More wins for the women of Team Canada



Also in the pool, Kylie Masse picked up a silver medal in the 100-metre backstroke event, posting a time of 57.72 seconds. She only narrowly missed out on the gold medal by just over two-tenths of a second.

Weightlifter Maude Charron won a gold medal in the Olympic weightlifting event with a successful lift of 131kg.

Jessica Klimkait made history as the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic medal in judo's 57-kilogram division and then Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard won bronze after defeating Venezuela's Anriquelis Barrios in the 63-kilogram division.

Canada's softball team won the country's first-ever medal, beating Mexico 3-2 to claim bronze.

Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu earned silver with their beautiful synchronized diving performance on the 3-metre springboard. This was their Olympic debut as a duo.

Penny Oleksiak won her second medal in the pool and became Team Canada's most-decorated Summer Olympics athlete. She has now amassed one gold medal, two silvers and three bronze medals throughout her career.

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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