In Rio there was a 16-year-old aquatic marvel, American dominance, and surprise gold for Singapore and Kazakhstan.
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After winning four medals in Rio and capturing Canada's attention, 16-year-old swimmer Penny Oleksiak stands to cash in on her new-found fame. But taking the money now could jeopardize her other options.
Canadian swimming star Penny Oleksiak will return to Toronto after Rio, where she has two more years before she graduates high school. In that time, and in the four years before Tokyo 2020, she'll face some tough choices.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams says reports of American swimmer Ryan Lochte being robbed at gunpoint are "absolutely not true," despite stories in two outlets citing his mother.
Canada was shutout at the pool on the last night of swimming, with the women's medley relay team and Ryan Cochrane coming up short Saturday in Rio.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, has earned his 23rd career and final gold medal.
U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky won her third gold medal of Rio 2016, breaking the world record in the women's 800-metre freestyle Friday night, as fellow American Michael Phelps won his 27th Olympic medal after a three-way tie in the 100m butterfly.
Canada's Hilary Caldwell has continued an impressive run for the country's women in the pool with a bronze medal in the 200-metre backstroke on Friday, bringing the swimming medal haul to six.
Swimmer Ryan Cochrane will get a third chance to win his first Olympic gold medal for Canada in the 1,500-metre freestyle after qualifying seventh for Saturday's eight-man final at 9:11 p.m. ET.
In these cynical times, to know that someone like Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak and what she has been able to do is still a possibility is sort of like an elixir or tonic that restores the soul.