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<b>Updated:</b> Canadian rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee take home a silver medal in the women's lightweight double sculls on Day 7 at Rio 2016.

<b>Updated:</b> Canadian rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee take home a silver medal in the women's lightweight double sculls on Day 7 at Rio 2016.

Rio has been a fistful of firsts for Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak, but the showstopper was winning Canada's first gold medal of the 2016 Summer Olympics on Thursday.

Rio has been a fistful of firsts for Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak, but the showstopper was winning Canada's first gold medal of the 2016 Summer Olympics on Thursday.

Canada's Andre De Grasse, right, gives Usain Bolt of Jamaica a playful tap on the arm following the men's 100-metre semifinal at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday, August 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada's Andre De Grasse, right, gives Usain Bolt of Jamaica a playful tap on the arm following the men's 100-metre semifinal at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday, August 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Olympic highs and lows that defined the 2016 Games for women: Canada’s Penny Oleksiak and Simone Manuel from the U.S. both touched the wall at 52.70 seconds in the women’s 100m freestyle, confusing commentators for a few seconds as they tried to decipher what just happened. Not only did both ladies break an Olympic record and tie for gold, but Manuel’s gold medal win is the first time an African-American woman has won an individual medal in swimming.

The Olympic highs and lows that defined the 2016 Games for women: Canada’s Penny Oleksiak and Simone Manuel from the U.S. both touched the wall at 52.70 seconds in the women’s 100m freestyle, confusing commentators for a few seconds as they tried to decipher what just happened. Not only did both ladies break an Olympic record and tie for gold, but Manuel’s gold medal win is the first time an African-American woman has won an individual medal in swimming.

Make it two medals in two races in two days for Penny Oleksiak at Rio 2016. On Sunday, the Canadian...

Make it two medals in two races in two days for Penny Oleksiak at Rio 2016. On Sunday, the Canadian...

Canada's Catharine Pendrel celebrates bronze in the women's mountain bike final at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Sean Kilpatrick)

Canada's Catharine Pendrel celebrates bronze in the women's mountain bike final at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Sean Kilpatrick)

Canada’s 2016 Rio Olympic, Paralympic uniforms stick with tradition

Canada’s 2016 Rio Olympic, Paralympic uniforms stick with tradition - National

August 12, 2016 - Lindsay Jennerich (left) and Patricia Obee (right), of Canada, celebrate their silver medal win in women's lightweight double sculls in Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, , Friday, August 12, 2016.

August 12, 2016 - Lindsay Jennerich (left) and Patricia Obee (right), of Canada, celebrate their silver medal win in women's lightweight double sculls in Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, , Friday, August 12, 2016.

Jennerich and Obee win Canada’s first rowing medal of Rio 2016

Jennerich and Obee win Canada’s first rowing medal of Rio 2016

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