In a dead-heated final, Canadian teenager Penny Oleksiak and American Simone Manuel shared gold medal in the Women’s 100m Freestyle Swimming event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Thursday.
Both, Penny Oleksiak and Simone Manuel clocked in the same time of 52.70 seconds and set a new Olympic Record to share the gold.
Simone Manuel became the first African American woman to win individual swimming gold.
Penny Oleksiak also created history by becoming the youngest gold medallist in Canadian Olympic history, winning gold at an age of 16 and is also the first Canadian to win four medals in the same Summer Games, having won all of them in Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström finished third to win the bronze medal with a time of 52.99 seconds.