Here’s what people are saying about Penny’s historic medals from Tokyo 2020
Penny Oleksiak is the girl everyone is talking about. At just 21-years-old, she has become Canada’s all-time most decorated Olympian after capturing her seventh Olympic medal in the 4x100m medley relay.
Earlier in the week, she earned two other medals in the pool at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre including a 4x100m freestyle relay silver and a bronze in the 200m freestyle to add to the four medals she won at Rio 2016. Oleksiak’s victory surpasses the six medals won by speed skater Cindy Klassen and dual sport athlete Clara Hughes.
No surprise, she had the entire internet talking.
From one 🐐 to another
After Oleksiak won Olympic medal #6 to become the most decorated summer Olympian of all-time, Tessa Virtue was quick to congratulate the swimming superstar. With five career Olympic medals, Virtue and partner Scott Moir remain the the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.
Moguls 🤴 Mikael Kingsbury
The 219 NBA Champions had some words: GOAT and icon.
Pascal Siakam 🌶
In Oleksiak’s interview after the race, it was revealed she goes by the nickname “Spicy P” among her teammates. Pascal Siakam, a forward on the Toronto Raptors, who also goes by the same nickname showed his support.
Queen B 👑
Two-time Olympian Kaitlyn Weaver makes a good point.
Two-time Olympian Brittany MacLean, who won bronze with Oleksiak in the 4x200m in Rio, was beyond excited for her former teammates.
The hockey world chimes in 🏒
Like Bianca Andreescu, fellow Canadian trailblazer Natalie Spooner was also in awe of Penny’s performance.
Did you know Penny Oleksiak’s brother Jamie plays in the NHL? Gerry Dee did!
Here’s what her proud older brother had to say: