Simone Manuel

There goes the racist stereotype that black people can’t swim.

20-year-old Simone Manuel won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle swimming event at the Rio Olympic Games on Thursday.

Tears streamed down her face as the 5-foot-11 Houston native realized she tied 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak to share gold medals — a rarity in Olympic sports..

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