Simone Manuel Wins Gold!
Yesss!!! A huge ‘Congratulations’ goes out to 20-year-old Simone Manuel who became the first African-American woman to win gold in individual swimming for the USA in Rio last night!
The world erupted with excitement, and many shed tears of joy watching Simone flow through the water. With a flawless 100-meter freestyle, she was able to clutch the victory, but her humbleness is what many are admiring. “I hope that I can be an inspiration to others so this medal is for the people who come behind me and get into the sport and hopefully find love and drive to get to this point,” she told NY Daily News.
She is truly an inspiration for girls around the world – especially African American girls who now know that they can do absolutely ANYTHING that they put their mind to!
Congrats again, Simone!