Simone Manuel Wins Gold in 100M Free, Makes History
Team USA's Simone Manuel looked to be down and out coming up the home stretch of the Women's 100M freestyle competition, Thursday night. Coming out of nowhere, however, she made history.
Manuel battled back as the competitors were approaching the wall and improbably tied Canada's Penny Oleksiak to share the gold in the speed event.
What a monumental way to take your first trip to the winner's circle.
Manuel was visibly overcome with emotion, after the historic win.