Image: Getty (Simone Biles - Left; Simone Manuel - Right)

#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. 

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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!


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