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Simone Manuel is first African American woman to win individual swim gold

  • US swimmer ties for first with 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak
  • Comes on night of more success for the US in pool

Simone Manuel made history in the pool on Thursday night, as she became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold in an individual swimming event.

“The gold medal wasn’t just for me. It was for people that came before me and inspired me to stay in the sport,” she said. “For people who believe that they can’t do it. I hope I’m an inspiration to others to get out there and try swimming. You might be pretty good at it.”

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Simone Manuel is first African American woman to win individual swim gold

  • US swimmer ties for first with 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak
  • Comes on night of more success for the US in pool

Simone Manuel made history in the pool on Thursday night, as she became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold in an individual swimming event.

“The gold medal wasn’t just for me. It was for people that came before me and inspired me to stay in the sport,” she said. “For people who believe that they can’t do it. I hope I’m an inspiration to others to get out there and try swimming. You might be pretty good at it.”

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