Team Canada's Photo Series of Oleksiak's Gold Medal is a Celebration of Canadian and Olympic History

By Andrew Richard Malcolm

Eleven strokes from the finish, Oleksiak, in her own words, "Bit my lip and kept my head down and just said let's see what I can do here." Without taking a breath she finished a closing-sprint that began at seventh place (at the 50m mark) to take a Gold (tied with Simone Manuel) and become the first Canadian Summer Olympian to win four medals in one Olympics. She could make an even greater mark Saturday night when she races in the women's 4x100m relay, but the rush of excitement that came with this epic final sprint, the rush that will definitely inspire a next generation of Canadian Athletes, makes this photo-series a record of one of Canada's greatest Olympic moments, and a portrait of an Olympic hero for women and young athletes from Oleksiak's native Toronto and across the country. 

Rio 2016: Canada’s Penny Oleksiak strikes gold (photo-series by Team Canada)

 

 

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