Canada Olympian Penny Oleksiak sends information to ‘WOAT’ higher school instructor who doubted her

Swimmer Penny Oleksiak won three medals for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics around the system of the past two weeks, offering her seven complete Olympic medals.

The 21-12 months-aged is one particular of the most adorned Canadian Olympic athletes and with that arrived a concept to her high college trainer on Tuesday.

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“I just googled ‘Canada’s most decorated Olympian’ and my name came up. I want to thank that teacher in high university who advised me to quit swimming to emphasis on school (simply because) swimming would not get me wherever. This is what goals are produced of,” she tweeted.

“Also in reference to my very last tweet no shade at all to teachers in basic, my sister is a teacher and I see her inspiring youngsters daily.. Most of my lecturers saw the eyesight and pushed me toward it. That a person who continually dragged me down although,, WOAT (Worst of All-Time).”


Oleksiak was a aspect of Canada’s team that gained a silver medal in the women’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay and a bronze medal in the 4×100-meter medley relay. She also picked up a bronze medal in the women’s 200-meter freestyle.

Oleksiak picked up a handful of medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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She gained a gold in the 100-meter freestyle, a silver in the 100-meter butterfly and bronze medals in the 4×100-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle.