Simone Manuel Becomes First Black Female Swimmer To Win An Individual Olympic Medal For The US

Simone Manuel from Houston, Texas has just made HISTORY after winning the gold medal in the 100 freestyle tonight at the Rio Olympics.

The 20-year-old is now the first black female swimmer to win an individual Olympic medal for America.

She tied for the grueling sprint with Canada's 16-year-old phenom Penny Olesiak in an incredible 52.70, beating the favorites, Australia's Cate and Bronte Campbell.

"This medal is not just for me," Simone said after her historic sprint; "it's for everyone who believes they can't do it."


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