Friday, 12 August 2016

Meet the first black female swimmer in US to win an olympic Gold Medal

Another history was made at the Rio Olympics when team US Simone Manuel became the first black woman to win gold in individual Olympic swimming race.

Daily-mail reports that 20 year old Simone made an emotional speech with tears rolling down her eyes after her historic win.

 She complimented the people that inspired her who have been there before her and encouraged those with low self esteem that never believe good things could come their way.She expressed how happy she was to achieve that feat and hoped for an end to racism in the world and diversity in the sport.

In a dramatic twist she tied first place with Canada's Penny Oleksiak, a teenager. This was the first time appearance for both winners.

And they beat favourites, sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell to victory. Simone has gone ahead to win a bronze medal in 100 freestyle and came fourth in the 50m freestyle.


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