Participants

Penny OLEKSIAK

Penny OLEKSIAK
    Swimming
Birth Date:  13 Jun 2000
Place of Birth:  TORONTO
Country of birth:  CAN
Age:  17
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  180
Weight (Kg):  75

Penny OLEKSIAK - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 11:00
Women's 200m Freestyle Heat 1
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 12:00
Women's 100m Butterfly Heat 2
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 20:04
Gold Medal Event Women's 200m Freestyle Final
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 21:33
Women's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 1
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 21:50
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 10:53
Women's 50m Freestyle Heat 4
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 21:51
Gold Medal Event Women's 100m Butterfly Final
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:31
Women's 50m Butterfly Heat 3
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 20:44
Women's 50m Butterfly Semifinal 2
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 21:50
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 11:03
Women's 100m Freestyle Heat 3
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 19:59
Women's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 1
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 21:36
Gold Medal Event Women's 50m Butterfly Final
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 21:44
Gold Medal Event Women's 100m Freestyle Final
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 21:43
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
Year Location Event Rank Result
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 100m Freestyle 1 52.70
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 100m Butterfly 2 56.46
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3 3:32.89
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 3 7:45.39
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 5 3:55.49

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank Result
2017 Budapest, HUN Women's 100m Freestyle 6 52.94
2017 Budapest, HUN Women's 50m Butterfly 5 25.62
2017 Budapest, HUN Women's 100m Butterfly 4 56.94
2017 Budapest, HUN Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 4 3:33.88
2017 Budapest, HUN Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4 3:54.86
2017 Budapest, HUN Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3 3:23.55
2017 Budapest, HUN Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3 3.41.25

Nickname: Penny (swimming.ca, 12 May 2017)
Hobbies

Reading, eating, playing with her dogs (swimming.ca, 15 May 2017)


Occupation: Student (cbc.ca, 2016)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

CLUB: Ben TITLEY (ENG) (swimming.ca, 12 May 2017)


Sporting relatives

Older brother Jamie plays in the National Hockey League for the Dallas Stars and won bronze with Team Canada at the 2012 World Juniors. Another older brother, Jake, and sister Hayley are NCAA athletes, as were her parents, Richard and Alison. (olympic.ca, 12 May 2017; theglobeandmail.com, 8 Aug 2016)


Other sports: Tried gymnastics, ballet, volleyball, figure skating, soccer, softball and cross-country running before settling on swimming. (cbc.ca, 2016)
Injuries

Fractured right elbow in a racing bike fall in the summer of 2015. (cbc.ca, 2016)


Reason: Went to competitive swimming after learning to swim in the backyard pool. (olympic.ca, 12 May 2017)
Additional information

SENSATION
At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games she won four medals, including gold in the 100m freestyle, at the age of 16. Her 100m time was an Olympic record, Canadian record and world junior record. She became the first Olympic champion born in the 2000s, as well as the first Canadian athlete to win four medals at a single summer Games. (swimming.ca, 31 Jul 2017)


FLAGBEARER
Carried the flag for Canada at the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (olympic.org, 21 Aug 2016; sportsnet.ca, 21 Aug 2016)


FIRST PITCH
Threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game, where she received a standing ovation in September 2016. (cbc.ca, 2016)


LONG ARMS
In the 2014/15 swim season, she grew eight centimetres and gave up on the backstroke, because her "freaky" arms disoriented her technique. Focused on butterfly and freestyle. (cbc.ca, 2016)


AWARDS
Received the 2016 Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top athlete of the year (swimming.ca, 12 May 2017) and was named Swimming Canada’s Female Swimmer of the Year in 2016. (swimming.ca, 31 Jul 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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