Penny Oleksiak

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Penelope Oleksiak (born June 13, 2000) is a Canadian-American competitive swimmer who specializes in the freestyle and butterfly events. During the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Canadian to win four medals in the same Summer Games and the country's youngest Olympic champion, with a gold in the 100 m freestyle, a silver in the 100 m butterfly, and two bronzes in the women's freestyle relays (4×100 m and 4×200 m). With her gold medal win, she became the first athlete born in the 2000s to claim an Olympic gold medal in an individual event.One year prior, Oleksiak had won six medals at the 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Penny Oleksiak has received more than 783,329 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Penny Oleksiak is the 362nd most popular swimmer (down from 294th in 2019), the 1,109th most popular biography from Canada (down from 829th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Canadian Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Penny Oleksiak ranks 362 out of 392. Before her are Garrett Weber-Gale, Shi Jinglin, Naito Ehara, Emma McKeon, Tyler Clary, and Joanne Jackson. After her are Mitch Larkin, Megan Jendrick, Michael Jamieson, Kyle Chalmers, Alia Atkinson, and Bronte Campbell.

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Among people born in 2000, Penny Oleksiak ranks 126Before her are Taisei Miyashiro, Charles Randolph, Toichi Suzuki, Shunki Higashi, Malavath Purna, and Morgan Gibbs-White. After her are Peter Travers, Robert S. McMillan, Shion Homma, Allen Coulter, Laurie Hernandez, and Rei Hirakawa.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Penny Oleksiak ranks 1,109 out of 1,130. Before her are Erica Wiebe (1989), Gillian Carleton (1989), Stephanie Labbé (1986), Mike Richards (1985), Adam van Koeverden (1982), and Kadeisha Buchanan (1995). After her are Jordan Eberle (1990), Jesse Levine (1987), Rebecca Marino (1990), Jeff Skinner (1992), Tyler Ennis (1994), and Françoise Abanda (1997).

Among SWIMMERS In Canada

Among swimmers born in Canada, Penny Oleksiak ranks 7Before her are George Hodgson (1893), Carolyn Waldo (1964), Alexandre Despatie (1985), Mark Tewksbury (1968), Brent Hayden (1983), and Ryan Cochrane (1988). After her are Kylie Masse (1996).

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