Simone Manuel became the first African American woman to earn a medal in an individual event in swimming and get Gold Medal.
She tied Canadian teenager Penny Oleksiak in an Olympic record time of 52.70 seconds in the 100m freestyle.
Manuel and Oleksiak both made their Olympicdebuts in Rio. More notably, theybeat out heavy favorites, sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell.
Congrats for Simone :)
Source : <a href:"http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/simone-manuel-penny-oleksiak-tie-olympic-gold-100m-freestyle">NBCOlympics.com</a>