RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Manuel won a gold medal in the women’s 100 freestyle final Thursday night, surprising even herself. Her jaw dropped as she looked up to the scoreboard and saw a tie for gold and an Olympic-record time of 52.70 seconds. A FINA official confirmed that Manuel is the first African American woman to win Olympic gold in an individual event. (freep.com – Staff) Read the whole story here!

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