While Canadian Penny Oleksiak has been making history at Rio 2016, she’s also been letting the world know she’s a Drake fan.
The 16-year-old Toronto native doesn’t tweet much, but when she does, she has often referred to Drake. Before her August 8 race, Oleksiak tweeted her Toronto Pride love and prayed to the 6ix god himself.
— Penny Oleksiak (@OleksiakPenny) August 8, 2016
Two days later, on August 10, the gold medalist tweeted about Drake once more – this time about concert tickets.
— Penny Oleksiak (@OleksiakPenny) August 10, 2016
That same day, fellow Canadian swimmer Linda Kiefer also tweeted about Drake, to Drake.
— linda kiefer (@linda_kiefer) August 10, 2016
And on the evening of August 12, Oleksiak got a response from her favourite rapper. Drake followed Oleksiak on Instagram, calling her “OVOPenny.” He also wrote, “We are so proud of you!!! Can’t wait to see you when you are back from Rio at a show!”
A Toronto dream come true, in more ways than one.