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Oleksiak strikes first gold

RIO DE JANEIRO—Penny Oleksiak continues to solidify herself as a teenage swimming sensation.

The 16-year-old from Toronto tied for gold in the women’s 100-metre freestyle last night at the Rio Olympics with Simone Manuel of the U.S.

Oleksiak and Manuel finished in an Olympic record time of 52.70 seconds, with Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden capturing bronze in 52.99 seconds.

Relay team swims to bronze

RIO DI JANIERO, Brazil—Canadian women continued to add to the country’s medal haul last night at the Rio Summer Games.

The women’s 4x200-metre relay team—comprised of rising star Penny Oleksiak of Toronto, Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., B.C.-born Taylor Ruck, and Toronto’s Brittany MacLean—took bronze to give Canada its sixth medal of the Games.

Baseball, softball make Tokyo cut

RIO DE JANEIRO—Baseball and softball are returning to the Olympics in 2020, while skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing are joining the games for the first time.

The IOC approved the addition of the sports yesterday for the Tokyo Games, calling it an “innovative” mix of traditional and youth-oriented events that will attract Japanese and global fans.