Simone Manuel Is Overcome as She Makes Olympic History

Team USA's Simone Manuel defeated the favored Australian Campbell sisters to win a gold medal in the 100 freestyle Thursday, becoming the first African-American woman to win an Olympic medal in an individual event.

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Simone Manuel of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Women's 100m freestyle final at the Olympics. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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Manuel becomes the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in Olympic swimming. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Manuel defeated two of world competition's most dominant sprinters, the Australian Campbell sisters. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Simone Manuel in the pool, after tying Penny Oleksiak of Canada. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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Manuel embraces Bronte Campbell of Australia after winning gold. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Manuel was emotional as she left the pool and hugged her coach. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Manuel shed tears on the podium while listening to the national anthem.
Manuel is all smiles while posing with her gold medal.
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