October 16, 2021

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Canadian Bronze Torch Bearers, a Historic Medal for the Penny Olexiac

Jennifer Abel effectue un saut en position carpée.

Kylie Massey, Sidney Pikram, Margaret McNeill and Olexiak finished the race at 3.52.60 / 100, one second behind the Olympic record-breaking new Australian champions (3:51:60) and the Americans (3:51: 73).

The Canadians were first after the mass backstroke segment, then dropped to 3rd place after Pikram in the breakstroke, and they maintained this position until the end of the event.

This is very special. Throughout the race, we told ourselves what to do for the girls! We wanted to go there. This team is mine, but this year more and more with everything we have with Kovid‌. I was happy to win with them, Said Kylie Massey after the race.

This is insanity! We know the work it needs to do. It means a lot to us. Especially for me, with the week I gained, this success was special.

A quote from:Sidney Pikram, the first Olympic medalist in his career

Greatest medalist in history

This is the third medal after Olexiak in TokyoSilver relay 4 x 100 m Yet Bronze in the 200m freestyle, And seventh in his career (one gold, two silver and four bronze).

At the Olympic Games, combined with winter and summer, she is now ahead of Cindy Klaassen (long track speed skating) and Clara Hughes (long track speed skating and road cycling), who have six.

I was almost happy not to do it in my last personal race [Au 100 m libre, NDLR]. Achieving this feat is ten times more than with the girls who made history. This is only the beginning. We are young in 2016, we are still the same and we will be in 2024, Oleksiak added.

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Silver medalist like Olexiak, Kylie Massey 100 m And at 200 m dose, And Margaret McNeill, 100m butterfly champion And a silver medalist in the 4×100 freestyle relay, there are also three medals in these games.

Canada won six swimming medals in Tokyo, in 2016 at women’s events such as Rio.

Another American victory

In the men’s 4x100m medley final, the Americans set a new world record in 3: 26.78 and won the gold medal.

Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, Caleb Dressel and Jack Apple ignored the unfavorable corridor ahead of the Brits (3: 27.51) and the Italians (3: 29.17).

Canada finished 8th in the men’s 4x100m medley

Photo: Getty Images / Ad Anderson

Canadians did not match this competition. Marcus Thormeyer, Gabe Mastromattio, Joshua Lindo Edwards and Yuri Kisil finished last in the race with a time of 3: 32.42, almost six seconds behind the winners.

With this victory, American swimmer Caleb Dressel finished the Tokyo Olympics with less than five gold medals. He also won the 50 freestyle on Sunday.