16-year-old Penny Oleksiak has won a gold medal in the 100-metre freestyle race in swimming for Canada.
Even more remarkable, she is the first Canadian to ever get four medals at a single Summer Olympic Games.
With her medal, Canada’s medal haul is now at 8 ranking 18th overall. The United States still remain first with an amazing 39 medals.
Oleksiak, a Toronto native has also won a silver medal in the 100-metre butterfly, and two bronze medals in the 4×100 and 4×200 metre freestyle relays.
Oleksiak tied with American Simone Maneul setting a new Olympic record time of 52.70 seconds.
Coming out of the halfway wall Oleksiak sat seventh, and then did the unthinkable.
“The last 15 metres, I put my head down and I bit my lip and I was just going as hard as I could,” Oleksiak said.
“This is amazing, to tie for a gold. I never thought I’d win a gold.”
Heading into her 4×100 medley relay on Saturday, Oleksiak is one medal away from tying Cindy Klassen’s record for the most hardware at an Olympic Games.