Olympic Medalist Takes Shot at High School Teacher Who Tried to Kill Her Dreams

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Canadian Olympic wimmer Penny Oleksiak has won three medals in Tokyo Olympics.

She has seven total Olympic medals overall at just 21 years old and is one of the most decorated Canadian Olympic athletes in history.

Now she has a message to her former high school teacher.

“I just googled ‘Canada’s most decorated Olympian’ and my name came up. I want to thank that teacher in high school who told me to stop swimming to focus on school (because) swimming wouldn’t get me anywhere. This is what dreams are made of,” she tweeted.

“Also in reference to my last tweet no shade at all towards teachers in general, my sister is a teacher and I see her inspiring kids everyday.. Most of my teachers saw the vision and pushed me towards it. That one who constantly dragged me down though, WOAT (Worst of All-Time).”