Simone Manuel

#SimoneManuel …. Honoring you and your amazing wins!!


simon-manuel Simone Manuel after she found out she won.

Simone Manuel (1996- ), an American swimmer, won the gold medal in the women’s 100m freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympics. That makes her the first Black woman of any nation to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming. She also won a silver for the 4x100m freestyle relay.

When she received the gold medal, she cried as they played “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the US national song. The BBC showed it live – while NBC back home was showing a tape of Russian gymnasts! The US east coast did not see it till an hour later, after midnight (and after Twitter pointed it out).


Manuel tied with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak. They swam 100 metres in 52.70 seconds, breaking the Olympic record. They both beat Cate Campbell of Australia, who holds the world record in that event and was leading the race at…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

1 thought on “Simone Manuel

  1. hhmm, Kromowidjojo is from Surinam heritage although she has a white mother her father is black. If Obama is considered black despite being 50/50 that would count for Ranomi as well and thus technically she is the first (Surinam/Indonesian actually)
    she is not “dark” like Simone but she deffinately not “white”

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