Road To The Olympic Games

Swimming

Penny Oleksiak leads 4-medal day for Canada at French swim meet

Penny Oleksiak won a pair of medals Sunday on the final day of the Mare Nostrum swim meet, while Canadian teammates Katerine Savard and Audrey Lacroix also ended the event with podium finishes.

Katerine Savard and Audrey Lacroix also finish on podium

Penny Oleksiak, seen here at the Canadian Olympic swin team announcement, won two medals on Sunday at the Mare Nostrum meet in France. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Penny Oleksiak won a pair of medals Sunday on the final day of the Mare Nostrum swim meet in France, while Canadian teammates Katerine Savard and Audrey Lacroix also ended the event with podium finishes.

Toronto's Oleksiak and Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., tied for the silver medal in women's 50-metre butterfly in 26.10 seconds, behind Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom (25.27).

Minutes later, in a 100m freestyle final that featured four Canadians, the 16-year-old Oleksiak passed Winnipeg's Chantal Van Landeghem in the second 50m to take the bronze medal in 54.36 seconds. Sjostrom (53.92) won gold and Japan's Rikako Ikee (54.15) took silver.

Van Landeghem was fourth in 54.42 Sandrine Mainville of Boucherville, Que., was fifth and Toronto's Michelle Williams finished eighth.

Lacroix, from Pont-Rouge, earned bronze in women's 200m butterfly to cap a four-medal day for the Canadians. The 32-year-old Lacroix, finished in two minutes 10:32 seconds, behind Japan's Natsumi Hoshi (2:08.24) and France's Lara Grangeon (2:10.27).

Calgary native Ingrid Wilm finished fourth in the 50m backstroke.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.