It is the second time the IOC has made such a move in modern Olympic history to correct a judging error. The first also involved a Canadian athlete and happened after the 1992 Summer Games.
A Brazilian judge mistyped a score as 8.7 when she intended to give Canadian Sylvie Frechette, a synchronized swimmer, a 9.7 during the 1992 Barcelona games. The proper score would have allowed the Canadian to win, so a second medal was granted.
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