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Penny Oleksiak, Taylor Ruck Are First Olympic Medallists Born In The 2000s

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Penny Oleksiak and Taylor Ruck made history when they won Canada's first two medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

And they did it in more ways than one.

The swimmers are officially the first Olympic medalists to have been born in the 2000s, the Canadian Olympic Team confirmed Tuesday.

Oleksiak was born in Scarborough, Ont. on June 13, 2000. Ruck was born in Kelowna, B.C. on May 28, 2000.

Together, they won a bronze medal in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay on Saturday.

And Oleksiak followed it up with a silver medal in the women's 100m butterfly on Sunday.

Oleksiak and Ruck's bronzes ended a two-decade drought among in Canadian women's swimming, CBC News reported.

Oleksiak's silver marked the first time that a Canadian women's swimmer won an individual medal since Marianne Limpert won silver in the 200-metre individual medley at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta.

Way to go, Penny and Taylor!

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