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08/11/2016 18:41 EDT | Updated 08/12/2017 01:12 EDT

Canada's Penny Oleksiak ties for gold in 100 metre freestyle at Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — Teen swimming sensation Penny Oleksiak tied for gold in the women's 100-metre freestyle on Thursday at the Rio Olympics.

The 16-year-old Toronto native finished in an Olympic record time of 52.70 seconds with American Simone Manuel. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden captured bronze in 52.99 seconds.

Oleksiak becomes the first Canadian swimmer to win four medals in a single Summer Games. She had previously won two relay bronze medals and a silver in the 100 metre butterfly.

It was the first time a Canadian woman competed in the 100-metre freestyle since Marion Lay finished fourth in Mexico City in 1968.