Ever pull a pair of headphones out of your pocket only to have them tangled in a mess that takes seemingly forever to fix?
I have, and it's about as close as I can get to understanding the struggle Penny Oleksiak experienced on Wednesday night.
Like a boss, the Canadian Olympian had her medals with her while in attendance at the Toronto Maple Leafs' home opener against the Montreal Canadiens. Unfortunately, her hardware seemed to be tied in one giant knot that looked painfully difficult to unfurl.
Penny Oleksiak at the Leafs game tonight, casually struggling to untangle her several Olympic medals, as one does. pic.twitter.com/FMeTQuEFV5
— alberto (@twistedleafs) October 14, 2021
penny oleksiak in the house w all her medals all tangled. girl i hate when that happens i feel u pic.twitter.com/enIa4Qw2x3
— dylan (@dylanfremlin) October 14, 2021
— Rob Pizzo (@robpizzo) October 14, 2021
Penny Oleksiak is at Scotiabank Arena with all of her Olympic medals, and I'd like to believe she carries them around with her at all times.
"Oh? These old things?"
— Joshua Clipperton (@JClipperton_CP) October 14, 2021
Penny Oleksiak struggling to untangle her many Olympic medals is a flex
— Justin Cuthbert (@jccuthbert) October 14, 2021
Penny Oleksiak is at opening game for @MapleLeafs and she just stuffed her medals into a long wool sock. I don't think I expected her to pull out a jewellery box, but the wool sock just galvanized her iconic status as a down-to-earth Olympian.
— Lisa Richardson MD (@RicharLisa) October 14, 2021
Penny Oleksiak trying to untangle her medals like a pair of headphones is a mood.
— Matt LaBelle (@mattlabelle) October 14, 2021
As I mentioned, I can't really relate to the Olympic medals part of her struggle, but those headphones, let me tell you, can be a real pain.
It appears that at some point of the night, the medals were completely and impressively untangled. Leave it to an Olympian to do what looks impossible.
Penny Oleksiak casually carrying all her medals to the Leafs game. pic.twitter.com/pkAy6seFfl
— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) October 14, 2021
Oleksiak set the record at the 2020 Tokyo Games for most all-time medals won by a Canadian Olympian. The swimmer brought home three medals from Tokyo, putting her overall total at seven.
The Toronto native was probably happy to see her hometown team take down its rival, the Canadiens, 2-1 on Wednesday.
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