First Black Woman to Win Individual Olympic Gold Medal: Simone Manuel Grab Medal in Swimming

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 American Swimmer, Simone Manuel made history on Thursday in the women’s 100 meter freestyle as she became the first black woman to win a gold medal in an individual Olympic swimming event, tying with Canadian Penny Oleksiak.
 Gbedu magazine reveals the 20-year-old Stanford University student also set an Olympic record time of 52.70.
Consequently, Simone couldn’t fight back the tears when she realised she had gotten a gold medal.
Gold medalist Simone Manuel from the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 100m Freestyle Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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