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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 26: Margaret Macneil of Team Canada poses with the gold medal for the Women's 100m Butterfly Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Current University of Michigan senior Maggie MacNeil has not one but two Olympic medals from Tokyo.

MacNeil first scored an Olympic silver medal in a relay, as part of the Canadian 4×100-meter relay team on Sunday (July 25). Now, she has a gold and is the first women’s swimmer from the University of Michigan to win an individual Olympic gold medal in more than 50 years.

MacNeil triumphed in the women’s 100-meter butterfly for Team Canada on Monday (July 26) at Tokyo Aquatics Center. China’s Yufei Zhang scored the silver medal, and Australia’s Emma McKeon won the bronze.

MacNeil is the first women’s swimmer from the University of Michigan to take home an individual gold medal since Ginny Duenkel, who, coincidentally, won at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!