History Maker! Meet Simone Manuel, the first African-American woman to ever win an individual Olympic swimming medal!
Simone Manuel touched the wall in 52.70 seconds, leading to her breaking the Olympic record! According to reports, US has not won the women’s 100m freestyle event the since 1984. Nice one Simone!
“I’m just so blessed to have a gold medal. This medal is not just for me. It’s for a whole bunch of people who came before me and have been an inspiration to me. … It’s for all the people after me who believe they can’t do it, and I just want to be an inspiration to others that you can do it.” ~ Simone Manuel