Seconds After Gold Medal Win, Swimmer Issues Completely Unexpected Announcement!

Seconds After Gold Medal Win, Swimmer Issues Completely Unexpected Announcement!

The world watched enchanted as Simone Manuel became the first black female athlete to medal in an individual swimming event. Her very first response after winning as tears came forth was, “All I can say is all glory to God.” I’m sure that ticked the media and liberals off collectively, but it was music to the ears of the majority of Americans. Because in the end, all the glory is to Him.

Simone didn’t just think of her victory, she thought of all those who had helped her get there… all those who had gone before her and will come after her… those that feel like they can’t do it… she is living proof that you can. And from her heart and soul she gave that hope to every young person, every athlete, every American out there. It was very moving and inspiring.

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From The Gospel Herald:

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Within the first minute of winning the 100 meter freestyle and setting a new Olympic record Thursday evening in Rio de Janeiro, U.S. winner Simone Manuel was asked by a TV broadcaster what was going through her mind. An emotional Manuel replied:  “All I can say is all glory to God.”

With the win, the 20-year-old Manuel became the first African-American woman to medal in an individual swimming event. She tied for the first place in the contest with Penny Oleksiak, 16, from Canada.

Wiping away tears, she said, “This medal is not just for me, it’s for a whole bunch of people who have came before me, and been an inspiration to me and it’s for all the people after me who believe they can’t do it. I want to be an inspiration to them that they can do it.”

“It’s definitely been a long journey for the past four years. I’m just so blessed,” said Manuel.

“It’s great to be on such an amazing team.

Manuel hails from the Sugar Land and Houston, Texas. She began swimming at age 5 by watching her two older brothers. She currently attends Stanford University. During her freshman year she broke the American and NCAA Records in the 100-yard freestyle, which is her signature event.

Simone is from Houston, Texas – she’s made the Lone Star state and all Texans proud and she has stolen their hearts in an instant. She currently attends Stanford University. During her freshman year she broke the American and NCAA Records in the 100-yard freestyle, which is her signature event.

She also won the silver medal in the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay last weekend. Competing with American teammates – Abbey Weitzeil, Dana Vollmer and Katie Ledecky – Manuel gave the US a head start with her 53.36-second lead-off leg. Ultimately, the Campbell sisters and the Australians won the match in 3:30.65. Team USA came second with 3:31.89.

Manuel’s Olympic medal is the first for a US swimmer in the women’s 100 freestyle since Natalie Coughlin took the bronze at the 2008 Games. No American woman has won the 100 free at an Olympic Games since 1984, when Carrie Steinseifer and Nancy Hogshead tied for gold. It is fitting that a Texan has gone gold at the Olympics this year. Congrats to Simone and bless her!

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