Olympians Oleksiak, Nurse garner support from NHL brothers

As Arash Madani reports, Penny Oleksiak who's two medals helped break the Canadian women's 20-year drought in the pools, feels she still hasn't found her feel for the water.

Canadian Olympic swimmer Penny Oleksiak has already made a big impact on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The 16-year-old has already earned two Olympic medals: a bronze in the women’s 4×100-metre freestyle relay on Saturday and silver in the 100-metre butterfly Sunday night.

If the Oleksiak name sounds familiar to hockey fans, it is. Penny’s older brother is Dallas Stars defenceman Jamie Oleksiak.

The proud big brother is in Rio, along with other family members, to support his sister and watch some of the events.

He tweeted out his reaction after Oleksiak’s silver-medal effort.

Jamie Oleksiak on Twitter

Jamie isn’t the only NHLer with a family connection to these Olympic Games. Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse is the brother of women’s basketball star Kia Nurse, who helped Team Canada to a thrilling victory over Serbia on Monday.

He posted the following photo to instagram on Friday, along with the caption: “With the games starting this weekend, couldn’t be more proud of my little sister playing in her first Olympics!! Let’s get it!”

A photo posted by Darnell Nurse (@drtwofive) on

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