PHOTOS | See Penny Oleksiak's road to Olympic history
The 16-year-old won Canada's 1st gold medal at the Rio Olympics
Oleksiak now stands alone in Canadian Olympic history.
The look on Penny Oleksiak's face the moment she realizes she has won an Olympic medal is a look that has already become an icon of these Games for Canadians.
The 16-year-old Toronto swimmer made history Thursday night by swimming to a gold medal-winning tie with American Simone Manuel — the first black woman to medal in an individual swimming event — in the 100-metre freestyle. It's Canada's first first place finish at the Rio Olympics.
She is the only Canadian to win four medals in one Summer Games.
Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden won the bronze medal on Thursday.
Oleksiak has earned a reputation as a closer.
In a moment of anticipation sure to conjure feelings of déjà vu from earlier in the Games, teammates Taylor Ruck, Brittany MacLean and Katerine Savard cheer on their anchor swimmer poolside on Wednesday. Oleksiak anchored the 4x200-metre freestyle relay team to a bronze medal.
On Sunday, she won a silver medal in the butterfly.
There's that look of joyous shock again. On Sunday night Oleksiak powered to a silver medal in the 100-metre butterfly final in Rio, a day after she anchored the bronze medal-winning 4x100m freestyle relay team.
Here's that trademark Oleksiak look again.
She anchored the 4x100m relay team, too.
Here's 4x100-metre teammates Sandrine Mainville, Chantal Van Landeghem and Taylor Ruck celebrating their bronze medal on Aug. 6. Oleksiak, who swam last, was still in the pool.