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Toronto's Oleksiak wins silver in 100m butterfly at Rio
Canada's Penny Oleksiak reacts to her silver medal performance in the women's 100-metre butterfly at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Sunday, August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, August 7, 2016 9:25PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, August 7, 2016 9:36PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO - Canada's Penny Oleksiak has her second medal of the Rio Olympics after taking silver in the women's 100-metre butterfly.
The 16-year-old from Toronto finished with a Canadian and world junior record time of 56.46 seconds to earn her second medal in as many nights.
Oleksiak also helped Canada win bronze in the 4x100-metre relay yesterday, swimming the anchor leg.
Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom won gold in a world-record time of 55.48 seconds, and American Dana Vollmer finished third in 56.63 seconds.
Oleksiak was third at the turn, but closed strong over the final 50 metres.