Who is Simone Manuel?
She is an American professional swimmer specializing in sprint freestyle. she won two gold and two silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, gold in the 100-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter medley, and silver in the 50-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. In winning the 100-meter freestyle, a tie with Manual Canadian competitive swimmer Penny Oleksiak. She became the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming and set an Olympic record along with an American record. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she won a bronze medal as the anchor of the American 4×100-meter freestyle relay team.
She also holds three world records as a relay team member, and she is a six-time individual NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships champion, from 2014 to 2018, she attended Stanford University, where she swam for the Stanford Cardinal.
|Real Name||Simone Ashley Manuel|
|Birth Place||Sugar Land, Texas, United States.|
|Date of Birth||2nd August 1996.|
|Source of Income||Professional Swimmer & Brand Endorsement.|
|Age||25 years. (As of 2021).|
|Father’s name||Marc Manuel|
|Mother’s name||Sharron Manuel|
|Siblings||Brother – |
|School||Fort Bend Austin High School.|
|Educational qualification||She graduated with a degree in Communication and African and African American Studies.|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches /178 Cm.|
|Weight||67 Kg / 148 Lbs.|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Body Measurement||34-24-35 (Inches).|
|Olympic debut||2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.|
|Endorsements||Nike, Toyota & Coca-Cola|
|Net Worth||$ 3 million (Rs 22.25 Cr).|
|Last Updated||August 2021.|
She took her admission at Stanford University in 2014, she became a member of the Stanford Cardinal women’s swimming team. She broke the school records in the 50-, 100-, and 200-yard freestyle in the same year, and in 2014, she also broke the American and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) records for the 100-yard freestyle. She is a six-time individual NCAA champion, winning the 50- and 100-yard freestyle in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
She competed at the 2013 US National Championships, she competed in Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, where she won bronze in the 100-meter freestyle, and silver in the 4×100-meter freestyle.
In 2015, she won her first two individual NCAA championships, winning the 50- and 100-yard freestyle, setting an NCAA, American, U.S. Open, Championship, and Pool record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.09. She won the “Honda Sports Award” as the nation’s best female swimmer as well as the Honda Cup for the best overall female collegiate athlete.
She swam in the 2016 United States Olympic Trials, ranked second in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle and seventh in the 200-meter freestyle. She won a silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay along with American competition swimmer Abbey Weitzeil, Dana Vollmer, and Katie Ledecky. She tied with Penny Oleksiak for the gold medal in the 100 m freestyle, both setting an Olympic record of 52.70. She is the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event and is also be the first black woman to achieve this.
At the 2017 US Nationals, the qualification meets for the World Championships in Budapest, she won the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 24.27 and touched second in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 53.05. She won her second gold when she anchored the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay with a split of 52.17. Along with American competition swimmer Matt Grevers, Lilly King, and Caeleb Dressel, the team broke the world record at a time of 3:38.56. She becomes a professional in July 2018, ongoing her final season with Stanford on 24th July 2018, she signed with the American manufacturer of competitive swim apparel and gear TYR Sport, Inc She joined along with Stanford teammates Katie Ledecky and Lia Neal.
At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea in July 2019, she became the first female American swimmer to win both the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter freestyle events.
At the 2020 USA Swimming Olympic Trials, which was postponed to June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she competed in the 100-meter freestyle and the 50-meter freestyle.
At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan which was the second Olympic Games she qualified to compete in. She was selected as one of three first time captains, American competition swimmer Allison Schmitt was selected as the only second-time captain, along with Ryan Murphy and Caeleb Dressel for the USA Olympic swim team.
Social Media portfolio
She has 122.9k followers on Twitter as of August 2021.