Two Black Stanford University Swimmers Make Olympic History #BlackGirlMagic
Last week 19 year old Simone Manuel and 21 year old Lia Neal, not only made history but Black History when the two Stanford University students qualified for the 2016 Olympics. This will mark the first time in history that two black female swimmers will represent the U.S. in the Olympics at the same time.During a brief interview with Swim Swam, Simone got emotional and was moved to tears as she described her excitement for representing the United States. She says that “it’s a dream come true.”
While the swimmers basks in this pivotal moment in history, fans were forced to defend the two ladies from racist haters. Yahoo Sports was accused of showing favoritism towards Manuel and Neal because they’re Black. Despite the backlash, both Manuel and Neal will be competing on the 4x 100 freestyle team. Now that’s Black Girl Magic, you go girls!
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