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Canada’s shiniest Penny

August 12, 2016

LORIEB (Lor-eee-bee)

In case you haven’t noticed Canada is sporting a shiny Penny at the Olympics in Rio.  Although we gave up using pennies in our currency recently, this Penny is a keeper. At just 16 years of age, Penny (short for Penelope) Oleksiak has made a tremendous splash at the Olympics and all Canadians very proud this week.

Penny is the first Canadian athlete to win four medals in a single summer Olympics.  With four swimming medals (1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze) under her belt (or around her neck) she goes for a fifth medal in another relay tonight.

Her sunny disposition, ever present smile and unassuming attitude make her a fan favourite.  After her gold medal win, she did not turn around to see her result for a full 25 seconds, then mumbled “oh my gosh!” when she realized she had tied for first place and the gold…

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