#TeamUSA has a lot to be excited about after Thursday's showing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Simone Biles took home the gold in the individual all-around gymnastics competition and, essentially, proved that she is indeed the best gymnast in the world. And Simone Manuel became the first black woman to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event.
We’ve known of her epic talent for quite some time but, last night Simone Biles proved it to the world. She ended up with a score of 62.198, winning by 2.1 points, which is the largest margin of victory between Gold and Silver from the 1980 to the 2012 Olympics combined! .
To make it plain, she came to slay.
Stanford Junior Simone Manuel was brought to tears (and we almost were too) Thursday after becoming the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming. Not only did she make history by winning a medal, she upped the ante by winning gold.
Manuel, along with Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak, won the 100-meter freestyle with an Olympic and American record time of 52.70 seconds.
All the congratulations in the world to these young ladies. Chickspiration strong!