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08.07.16 USA swimmers Maya Dirado, Simone Manuel, and Missy Franklin goof around on the pool deck between sessions. #Rio2016

USA swimmers Maya Dirado, Simone Manuel, and Missy Franklin goof around on the pool deck between sessions.

Simone Manuel - First African-American Olympic swimmer to win a gold medal in history

Olympic Swimmer Simone Manuel Has the Perfect Nickname

First-Time Olympic Swimmer Simone Manuel just became the first African American woman to win an Olympic Gold Metal in an individual event!

Simone Manuel Wins Gold, Makes History

Simone Manuel Wins Gold, Makes History

When American swimmer Simone Manuel touched the wall of the pool on Thursday night she made Olympic history. Manuel became the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in an individual swim…

#RIO2016 Simone Manuel of the United States looks on prior to competing in the first Semifinal of the Women's 100m Freestyle on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic...

Simone Manuel of the United States looks on prior to competing in the first Semifinal of the Women's Freestyle on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic.

Fastest Woman In The Water! GOLD Medalist Simone Manuel | Rio 2016 100m Freestyle

Gold medalist Simone Manuel of the United States celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Freestyle Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics.

Simone Manuel reacts after winning the gold and setting a new Olympic record. (REUTERS)

Simone Manuel becomes first African-American woman to win gold in individual swimming event

Simone Manuel reacts after winning the gold and setting a new Olympic record. RIO DE JANEIRO – The women’s freestyle race at the Rio Games started immediately after Michael Phelps won his fourth gold medal of the Rio Games Thursday night.

Lia Neal and Simone Manuel are heading to Rio, making it the first time two Black women will compete for the U.S. swim team at the same time. Go, ladies!

Swimmers Lia Neal And Simone Manuel Headed To Rio, Make Olympic History

History was made over the weekend when Stanford University women’s swimming teammates Simone Manuel (l) and Lia Neal (r) were named to the U. Women’s Olympic swim team. It is the firs…

Never forget they drained an entire swimming pool because Dorothy Dandridge stuck her toe in it. That is why Simone Biles is important.

Simone Manuel makes history as First African-American woman to win an individual Olympic swimming medal at the age of Plus we have the same bday. August I'm super proud of both Simone Manuel and Simone Biles.

Pin for Later: Simone Manuel Makes History as the First Black Solo Swimmer to Win Gold

Simone Manuel Makes History as the First Black Solo Swimmer to Win Gold

Simone Manuel made history as the first black solo swimmer to win gold! See her emotional interview where she says, "It's for all the people after me who believe they can't do it." I watched her race.

#RIO2016 Simone Manuel of the United States reacts after her Women's 50m Freestyle heat on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium...

Simone Manuel of the United States reacts after her Women's Freestyle heat on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

Simone Manuel - 2017 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships - 50 F...

Simone Manuel - 2017 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships - 50 F...

Simone Manuel becomes first African-American woman to win gold in individual…

Simone Manuel becomes first African-American woman to win gold in individual swimming event

Simone Manuel ~ 2016 Olympic Gold medal winner ~ first black female to win in swimming

Simone Biles & Simone Manuel  ... Rio2016

GOLD Medalists Simone Biles - Gymnastics All-Around & Simone Manuel - freestyle .