Penny Oleksiak leads 4-medal day for Canada at French swim meet
Katerine Savard and Audrey Lacroix also finish on podium
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.