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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Simone Manuel

Finalist in Sports

About Simone Manuel

When Simone Manuel swept the 50 and 100-meter freestyle races at the world swimming championships in July, she became the first American woman to do so. First making waves at the Rio Olympics, she became the first black woman to win an individual Olympic gold in the sport. Now in the buildup to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, she’s positioned to make a huge splash, as her 160K+ Instagram and 110K+ Twitter followers eagerly await the event. Whether its intense training snippets from the weight room and in the pool, photo shoots with her Olympic friends, or she’s just spreading her positive vibes, her fans are always entertained with the updates from the exciting life of an Olympic athlete.

Simone Manuel's best work on social