Four golds, sex silvers! She swept the 50 and 100-metr freestyle on Sunday night. So…. any notion that Black folks can’t swim needs to be thrown far far away. Simone Manuel is the GOAT, or at least one of them! This young lady is amazing.
During the eight-day event, world swimming championships in South Korea she smashed it. She is the first American woman to sweet the 50 and 100… and by extension, the first Black woman to do so!
USA Today reported:
Smith set a world record of 57.57 on her opening 100 backstroke leg. She won the 200 back in world-record time, too, but didn’t qualify in the individual 100 back.
“That really pumped us all up,” Manuel said.
In the 50 free, Manuel raced one length of the pool in 24.05 seconds to earn her third gold and fifth medal overall on the last night of the eight-day competition.
So, don’t listen to the naysayers. YES, Black folks shied away from competitive swimming for some time but clearly, now the door has been smashed open they are killing it!
Check out the video below!
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