Penny Oleksiak

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Personal information
Surname: Penelope Oleksiak
Nation: CanadaCanada Canada
Swimming style (s) : Freestyle, butterfly
Society: Toronto Swim Club
Birthday: June 13, 2000
Place of birth: Toronto
Size: 1.85 m
Weight: 68 kg
Medal table

Penelope "Penny" Oleksiak (born June 13, 2000 in Toronto ) is a Canadian swimmer and Olympic champion. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she won the gold medal in the 100 m freestyle and the silver medal in the 100 m butterfly. She holds the junior world records over 100 m freestyle and 100 m butterfly.


Oleksiak won a total of six medals at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Singapore . The following year she qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she won four medals: two bronze medals in the freestyle relay, silver in the 100 m butterfly and gold (together with Simone Manuel from the USA) in the 100 m freestyle. With a time of 52.70 s, Oleksiak set a new junior world record in the 100 m freestyle and at the same time a new Olympic record. Oleksiak is the first female swimmer born in the 2000s to win an Olympic gold medal. In late 2016, she was named Canadian Sportswoman of the Year with the Lou Marsh Trophy .

Top performances

  • 100 m freestyle - 52.70 s (August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro ), also Olympic record
  • 100 m butterfly - 56.46 s (August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro )

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Peter Ahrens: Swimming: One race, two winners. In: Spiegel Online . August 12, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2017 .