Katerine Savard, Brittany MacLean, plus 16-year-old’s Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak led Canada to a bronze medal in the women’s 4×200-metre freestyle relay Wednesday night.
Their time was 7:45.39 seconds, a Canadian record. The American team won gold with a time of 7:43.03 and the Australians won silver after swimming the 800-metre race in 7:44.87.
This is Canada’s first Olympic medal in a 4×200-metre freestyle relay.
Oleksiak, who anchored the team, has now won three medals so far at Rio 2016. She won a silver medal in the women’s 100-metre butterfly and helped Canada to a bronze in the women’s 4×100-metre freestyle relay. Less than two hours prior to Wednesday’s relay, Oleksiak set a Canadian record in 100-metre freestyle semifinals.