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."
GO OFF, SIMONE!
I almost cried watching this!!! Congrats to @simone_manuel winning gold in the 100m freestyle #OlympicHistory #Rio pic.twitter.com/Dw9NBCtCik
— Casey Ferrand (@CaseyFerrand) August 12, 2016