The Canadian Olympic Committee has chosen Penny Oleksiak to be the country’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games.
“Golden Penny”, as she’s come to be known throughout the Rio 2016 Games, was able to capture a gold, a silver, and two bronze medals during her events. And if that isn’t enough, she’s accomplished this all at the age of 16.
Oleksiak seemingly came out of nowhere to lead Canada’s swim team to six medals in Rio.
Ahhh, the Olympics. The biennial reminder that we’ve passed our prime…
The Closing Ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games begins tonight at 7pm EST.