Looking back on every medal Canada won at the 2020 Tokyo Games

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Whoa, Canada.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have come to a close and Canada captured an impressive haul of 24 medals. It's the most medals Canadians have won in a non-boycotted Games and the seven gold medals tied the amount earned by the nation at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

From Penny Oleksiak becoming Canada's most decorated Olympian ever to the women's soccer team's sensational road to the top of the podium to Andre De Grasse asserting his claim as the fastest man on the planet to Damian Warner's Olympic record decathlon feat, this was one Olympics that Canadians shouldn't forget.

Here's a rundown of all 24 medals Canada won in Tokyo:

1. SILVER: Women's 4×100-metre swimming freestyle relay

Kayla Sanchez, Maggie Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith and Penny Oleksiak kicked off Canada's medal count with a splash in the pool with a time of three minutes, 32.78 seconds. The Canadians edged the U.S. by a mere three one-hundredths of a second for silver with Australia setting a new world record (3:29.69) to claim gold.

Taylor Ruck didn't swim in the final but competed in the preliminary heats and also received a medal.

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2. SILVER: Jennifer Abel, Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu -- Women's three-metre synchronized springboard

Jennifer Abel, from Laval, Que., and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu, from Saint-Constant, Que., overcame a slow start on their first two dives to finish with a total score of 300.78. Abel won bronze in the same event with Emilie Heymans at the 2012 London Games and it was the Olympic debut for Citrini-Beaulieu.

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3. GOLD: Maggie Mac Neil -- Women's 100-metre butterfly

Mac Neil earned Canada's first gold medal of the Games finishing with a time of 55.59 seconds to make her second trip to the podium in as many days.

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Maggie Mac Neil, right, of Canada, reacts after winning the final of the women's 100-metre butterfly as Sarah Sjoestroem, of Sweden, looks on at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (David J. Phillip/AP)

4. BRONZE: Jessica Klimkait -- Judo women's 57 kg

Jessica Klimkait became the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic medal in judo, taking bronze in the women's under-57 kilogram category after defeating Kaja Kajzer of Slovenia.

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5. SILVER: Kylie Masse -- Women's 100-metre backstroke

Canadian Kylie Masse wins the silver medal in the women's 100-metre backstroke, just missing out on Olympic gold after Australia’s Kaylee McKeown caught up at the wall to win by just over two-tenths of a second. Masse, from LaSalle, Ont., upgraded from the bronze she earned in the event at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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6. BRONZE: Women's softball

Kelsey Harshman drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning as the Canadians beat Mexico 3-2 for bronze. It was Canada's first-ever Olympic softball medal.

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Members of team Canada pose for photographs after a softball game against Mexico at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

7. BRONZE: Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard -- Judo women's 63 kg

Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard from St-Hubert, Que., defeated Anriqueli Barrios of Venezuela by waza-ari in extra time. Beauchemin-Pinard forced Barrios on her back just three minutes into the sudden-death period.

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8. GOLD: Maude Charron -- Weightlifting women's 64 kg

Maude Charron, from Rimouski, Que., finished first in the women's 64-kilogram competition after a successful lift of 131 kilograms on her third and final clean and jerk attempt. Charron also had the highest score in the snatch phase, lifting 105 kilograms. Her total of 236 points over the two phases was four better than silver medallist Giorgia Bordignon of Italy. Wen-Huei Chen of Taiwan finished third.

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9. BRONZE: Penny Oleksiak -- Women's 200-metre freestyle

Penny Oleksiak led at the first turn, but was fourth at 150 metres. She fought her way back into podium position and held off a late push by China's Junxuan Yang to touch the wall in one minute 54.7 seconds. Oleksiak's sixth career medal tied her for tops overall amongst Canadian Olympians with speedskater Cindy Klassen and speedskater/cyclist Clara Hughes, but the 21-year-old wasn't finished.

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Canada's Penny Oleksiak shows off her bronze medal won in the women's 200m freestyle final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Frank Gunn/CP)

10. BRONZE: Caileigh Filmer, Hillary Janssens -- Women's coxless pair

Victoria's Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Surrey, B.C., took bronze on Thursday in the women's pair with a time of six minutes 52.10 seconds.

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11. GOLD: Women's eight rowing

Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit crossed the line first in the final in a time of five minutes 59.13 seconds. It was Canada's first gold in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

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12. SILVER: Kylie Masse -- Women's 200-metre backstroke

Kylie Masse won her second medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a silver medal in the women's 200-metre backstroke. The 25-year-old from LaSalle, Ont., finished in two minutes 5.42 seconds on Saturday — behind Kaylee McKeown (2:04.68) and ahead of Emily Seebohm (2:06.17), both of Australia.

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13. BRONZE: Women's 4×100-metre medley relay

Maggie Mac Neil, Kylie Masse, Sydney Pickrem and Penny Oleksiak set a national record of three minutes, 52.60 seconds with their bronze-medal finish. Oleksiak became Canada's most decorated Olympian with her seventh medal.

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14. BRONZE: Andre De Grasse -- men's 100 metres

Andre De Grasse claimed bronze in the men's 100 metres for the second straight Olympics. The 26-year-old from Markham, Ont., overcame a rough start and raced to third in a personal-best time of 9.89 seconds and win Canada's first medal by a male athlete in Tokyo after the nation's women earned its first 13.

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15. GOLD: Andre De Grasse -- men's 200 metres

Andre De Grasse has won gold in the men's 200-metre final at the Tokyo Olympics, marking the first time a Canadian has won the event since 1928 and just the third time ever. With a personal best and Canadian record, De Grasse crossed the line in 19.62 seconds.

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16. SILVER: Laurence Vincent Lapointe -- women's 200-metre canoe sprint

Laurence Vincent Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, Que., won the silver medal in the women's 200-metre canoe sprint race finishing with a time of 46.786.

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17. GOLD: Damian Warner -- decathalon

Damian Warner became the first Canadian to ever win gold in the decathlon with an Olympic record 9,018 total points. The 31-year-old also set Olympic decathlon records in the long jump and 110-metre hurdles, and tied his decathlon world mark in the 100 metres. He also set a personal best in the pole vault.

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Canadian Decathlon gold medal winner Damian Warner poses for a photo at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Warner was named Canada's flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. (Stephen Hosier/CP)

18. BRONZE: Lauriane Genest -- women’s keirin track cycling

Lauriane won Canada's first track cycling medal in Tokyo crossing the line .148 seconds behind winner Shanne Braspennincx of the Netherlands and .061 back of silver medallist Ellesse Andrews of New Zealand.

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19. BRONZE: Evan Dunfee -- men's 50-kilometre race walk

Dunfee was fifth when the bell sounded for his final lap and managed to pass Portugal's Joao Vieira and Spain's Marc Tur to finish with a time of three hours, 50 minutes and 59 seconds.

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20. SILVER: Mohammed Ahmed -- men's 5,000 metres

Ahmed completed the men's 5,000 metres with a time of 12 minutes 58.61 seconds. The 30-year-old from St. Catharines, Ont., earned Canada's first Olympic medal in the men's 5,000.

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21. BRONZE: Men's 4×100-metre relay

Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney, Jerome Blake and Andre De Grasse finished the event in 37.70 seconds. With the bronze, De Grasse continued his storied run of medalling in every Olympic event he has ever competed in and earned his sixth medal overall, making him the most decorated male Olympian in Canadian history.

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22. GOLD: Women's soccer

That. Was. Amazing! After back-to-back bronze medal finishes in London and Rio, the Canadian women's soccer team claimed the gold.

Canada went 1-2-0 in its group to advance to the knockout stage and defeated Brazil on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals to set the stage for an epic showdown against the U.S. in the semis. Jessie Fleming scored the lone goal late into the match and snap a 20-year winless streak against the rival Americans.

Fleming scored again in the gold medal game against Sweden to knot it up 1-1. The match remained tied at the end of regulation and extra time requiring penalties and Julia Grosso scored the golden goal.

Amid the euphoria of Canada's gold-medal clinching victory against Sweden, Quinn forged their way into history, becoming the first openly transgender and non-binary person to claim an Olympic medal.

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23. BRONZE: Katie Vincent, Laurence Vincent Lapointe -- Women's C-2 500 metres

Laurence Vincent Lapointe earned her second medal of the Games and Katie Vincent claimed her first as the duo surged from fifth place at the midway mark and onto the podium.

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24. GOLD: Kelsey Mitchell -- Women's track cycling sprint

Kelsey Mitchell of Sherwood, Park., Alta., captured Canada's final medal of Tokyo 2020 and ended things on a golden note defeating Ukraine's Olena Starikova in two straight heats to capture the women's sprint title.

Talk about impressive: Mitchell didn't even own a bike four years ago and is now an Olympic champion.

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Kelsey Mitchell of Team Canada holds the Canadian flag after winning the gold medal during the track cycling women's sprint race at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. (Thibault Camus/AP)

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