Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak Make History and Music of Michael Jackson Don’t Matter If You’re “Black or White” – Rio 2016

Macaulay Culkin who was in a music video ‘Black Or White’ with the greatest pop star ever Michael Jackson was at the Olympic pool when history was made in women’s 100m freestyle final.CpMdLWAVIAQ8St8

Simone Manuel of the USA tied for gold becoming the first African-American to win gold in swimming, while Canadian 16 years old Penny Oleksiak became the first Canadian women to win gold in swimming. There time was also a new Olympic record.

Simone Manuel had a few words to say in this emotional evening about being black and she hopes one day it won’t matter what the color of your skin is. The best for me was that you had two skin colors and both sharing gold. We are all equal don’t let anyone tell your different and this is proof in the pool and in the music of Michael Jackson. This is also why we have the Olympics.

“I mean, 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,” she said. “It’s for all the people after me who can’t, who believe they can’t do it. I just want to be an inspiration to others so that you can do it.”


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Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak Historic 100m Freestyle Swim Video – Rio 2016

American Simone Manuel and Canada’s Penny Oleksiak claimed joint gold in a remarkable finish to the women’s 100m freestyle final at the 2016 Olympics.

Manuel, 20, became the first black female swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal, while Oleksiak, 16, won Canada’s first gold of these Games.

Both women finished in 52.70 seconds, a new Olympic record.

Here is the race.

This 100m freestyle video click here will only play in USA of Simone and Penny,

This 100m freestyle video click here for Simone and Penny this video will only play in  South America

This 100m freestyle video Simone and Penny will only play in France.

 

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Simone Manuel of USA and Penny Oleksiak of Canada Get Gold and Together Make History – Rio 2016

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In Rio on Thursday night Simone Manuel of the United States became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold in an individual swimming event, while Penny Oleksiak became the first Canadian to win four Olympic medals in the summer games and gold making Canadian history.

This was an extraordinary 100m freestyle final, in which Manuel tied for gold with 16 years old Canadian  Oleksiak, who only turned 16 in June.

Perhaps it should be noted their has never been a color barrier in sports, and now here you have two girls two colour winning gold, that is Olympics.

Manuel said that her victory was extra special in the context of ongoing race issues in the U.S.

“It means a lot, especially with what is going on in the world today, some of the issues of police brutality,” Manuel said. “This win hopefully brings hope and change to some of the issues that are going on. My color just comes with the territory.”


Nothing says it better than this tune by Three Dog Night ‘Black and White’.

 

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Penny Oleksiak 16 Wins GOLD Becoming First Canadian to Win 4 Medals and Setting Olympic Record in the Summer Games – Rio 2016

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Penny Oleksiak sets Olympic record (52.70), ties for gold in 100m freestyle with #USA Simone Manuel.
Oleksiak now stands alone in Canadian Olympic history.

The 16-year-old swimmer added her fourth medal of these Games on Thursday with a gold medal in the 100-metre freestyle.

 

 

 

 

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