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Canada Won Its First Medals At The Tokyo Olympics Thanks To A Usual Suspect

Canada now sits 17th in the medals ranking. 🏅

Canada Won Its First Medals At The Tokyo Olympics Thanks To A ...

Two days into the Tokyo Olympics and Team Canada already has a bit of silverware to bring back home.

A couple of sets of Canadians won silver medals late on Saturday night, and one of the victories brought a particular athlete closer to becoming one of the most legendary Canadian Olympians of all time.

Canada's first medals of the Tokyo Olympics came in the 4x100m freestyle relay race. Olympians Kayla Sanchez, Margaret MacNeil, Rebecca Smith and Penny Oleksiak swam successfully in the race, finishing just three seconds short of the gold-medallist Australian swimmers.

The win means that 21-year-old Penny Oleksiak has five Olympic Summer Games medals, tied for the most of any Canadian Olympian. This recent win propels her even closer to becoming one of the country's most legendary athletes ever.

On the same night, another team effort scored a silver medal for Canada. The 3-metre synchronized divers Jennifer Abel & Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu came second in their event, finishing a few points behind Team China. It's the country's best diving result in the Games since Beijing 2008.

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