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Sydney Pickrem hilariously honest after winning bronze: 'I was absolutely s---ing myself'

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On top of being an Olympic medalist, Canadian Sydney Pickrem is extremely honest.

Pickrem was part of Canada's 4x100m medley relay team that won bronze on Day 9 of the Olympics, swimming second and doing the breaststroke for the squad. When asked about how she handled the pressure, she gave a very blunt assessment of her feelings.

"Oh, I was absolutely [expletive] myself, I'm not going to try and sugarcoat it," she said while laughing.

It was a response for the ages by the swimmer from Halifax.

Pickrem also went on to talk about how close the team is, saying that "[they] literally have each other's backs in and out of the pool," while also adding that they like to call themselves "Team Chaos."

During the medal ceremony, the women took turns placing the well-deserved hardware around each other's necks.

The bronze medal Pickrem won in the event marked the first she's ever received at the Olympics. She has represented Canada at Rio 2016 and now Tokyo 2020.

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