Video Interview Getting to Know Breakout Star Simone Manuel

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 25. FIRST Colony's Simone Manuel relives the experience of placing third in the 100 freestyle at the 2013 USA Swimming nationals. She also talks about the friendship she has developed with Missy Franklin, and how she hopes to one day follow in the Olympian's footsteps.

Mauel admits that she had no idea how fast she was swimming in the finals of the women's 100 freestyle, and that it took a few seconds after the finish to recognize that she placed third in the event.

Guest writer Julia Wilkinson Minks awarded Simone Manuel the Big Bear Award of the Day for her spectacular 100 freestyle swim.

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