Simone Manuel Sets New Record And Takes Home The Gold AGAIN
Simon Manuel hasnt slowed down since herhistory-making victoryat the 2016 Summer Olympics.
On Friday, Manuel scored gold over world record holder Sarah Sjstrm in the world 100m freestyle in Budapest for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships. Manuel beat out Sjstrm by mere milliseconds 52.27 seconds to the Swedishs 52.31 seconds setting a new American record.
Manuel, who trailed right behind Sjstrm until the final 10 meters, told NBC Sportsthat she never loses faith in herself during a race.
I always think I have a shot, the 20-year-old swimmer said. Its kind of been ingrained in me with [having] my two older brothers and just always wanting to keep up with somebody.
Manuel made history last August when she became the first black women to win a gold medal in an individual Olympic swimming event. She tied for first place with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the womens 100-meter freestyle.
Following her win, she told NBC that she hoped her victory would help inspire the future generation of swimmers.
It means a lot. This medal is not just for me. Its for a whole bunch of people who came before and have been an inspiration to me, she said. And its for all the people after me who believe they can do it and I just want to be an inspiration to others that you can do it.
Watch Manuel take home the gold in Budapest in the video below.