Toronto's Penny Oleksiak finishes fourth in women's 100-metre freestyle
Canada's Penny Oleksiak reacts following the women's 100m freestyle final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:19PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:19PM EDT
TOKYO -- Penny Oleksiak has finished fourth in the women's 100-metre freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.
Oleksiak finished in 52.59 seconds, just seven hundredths of a second behind bronze-medal winner Cate Campbell of Australia.
Another Aussie, Emma McKeon, won gold with an Olympic record of 51.96 seconds, while Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey took silver.
It's a disappointing finish for Oleksiak, who took gold in the 100m freestyle at the Rio Games in 2016.
She had also been looking for her third medal in Tokyo and seventh of her career, which would make her Canada's most decorated Olympian.
The 21-year-old will have another shot at that title on Sunday when she races in the women's medley relay.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 29, 2021.