The first Olympic champion born in the 21st century is preparing for a world record
Similarly to the rest of the teams, the Canadian swimming champions have arrived at Duna Arena, having Penny Oleksiak among them, who wrote sports history at the Olympic Games in 2016.
Diving competitions are still going on in Duna Arena this week. At the same time, athletes are dropping by the 50m swimming pool. The North American team did not wait too long, they quickly checked out the training pools and race venues, where Philippe Gagne, one of their compatriots, just participated in the 3m diving preliminary round. Of course, together with the others has arrived the first Olympic champion born in the 21st century, Penny Oleksiak, who won the 100m freestyle swimming in Rio and clinched a silver and two bronze medals at the Olympic Games in 2016.
'I'm glad that I can be here. Budapest is an amazing city, this is my first time visiting it. After Rio, this is going to be the first big world event for me, I'm absolutely thrilled. I want to do my best and swim as fast I can to break the world record.' – announced the 17-year-old Oleksiak.