Simone Manuel has been in the pool for a long time. In addition, the Olympic champion is pushing for a new attempt to raise the ranking of women’s sports.
She joined Olympics Sue Bird, Chloe Kim, and Alex Morgan to launch TOGETHXR, a girls’ and women’s media company. It will create content for social media platforms such as Instagram և TikTok as well as its own YouTube channel. Billie Jean King welcomed his announcement this week.
“I can’t wait to share everything we have in the store,” Manuel tweeted. “There has never been a place for such women. It’s about a damn time. “
Manuel was busy making his own news in the water. She flared up at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Aneiro Olympics, becoming the first black woman to win an individual gold medal in her 100m freestyle, one of four medals she has won.
In 2019, she became the first American woman to sweep the 50 և 100 freestyle at the World Championships.
He aims to defend his 100th free title at the Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed for a year due to a coronavirus outbreak. When Stanford closed its facilities last March, Manuel’s co-founder Katie Ledeck was found in the backyard for training.
“If you think about it, we’ve actually been training for the Olympics for five years, so it takes a lot from you. You need a lot of mental strength to keep going through this period,” Manuel said in a virtual interview on Thursday. “We all go through a kind of setback on how to train for an extra year.”
Although self-critical Manuel was unhappy with his time, he won the 100 free TYR Pro Swim match in his home state of Texas on Thursday. He touched the indoor pool of San Antonio in 54.62 seconds. Abbey Weitzel was second with 54.68. Ledek took the third place with 54.74.
“The victory was good, but I would like to see something better than that,” he said. “I’m always convinced that training ը workouts are really going well.”
He participates in 200 free games on Friday.
For the first time during the epidemic, Manuel’s return is a national competition. He comforts the fact that all the athletes in the world have gone through “this crazy time”.
“Obviously we have been doing it for a year, but it is not normal,” he said. “Just relying on my teammates, relying on my family and friends, trying to get the best out of the situation. “Sometimes when you get in the way, you’s lonely, but there’s a sense of community.”
Manuel used the unexpected time to do good in Northern California. He: corporate partner worked with Auckland recreation students to provide 1,000 laptops և free WiFi over three years.
As one of the elite black athletes in the white sport, Manuel is focused on making swimming more racially inclusive.
He spoke candidly on Twitter about everything from social justice to the Texas crisis caused by major utility outages that left people without electricity, heat or running water. “We, as a country, must do better to take care of everyone,” he said.
On Thursday, Ledekki easily won the 400 freestyle in 4 minutes, five seconds for the second victory of his four-day match. He won 1,500 for free for more than 21 seconds a day.
Caeleb Dressel finished eighth in the 200 butterflies, third in the 100 freestyle final in her only event. For the past four years, the male-dominated swimmer has traveled home to Florida to attend a wedding. Dersel got married last month.
The one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics did no good to Ryan Lochte. The 12-time Olympic medalist has applied to host his fifth Games at the age of 36. He failed to advance from the preliminary round, finishing 100th ազատ 32nd in the 100th place.
Blake Pieron won the men’s 100 in 49.19 seconds for free. 2012 Olympic champion Nathan Adrian, who two years ago successfully overcame testicular cancer, won the consolation final with a score of 49.53.
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