Flight Carrying U.S. Olympians Lands To Water Gun Salute in Houston

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Numerous American swimmers and coaches, including Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Anthony Ervin and 7 other members of the U.S. Olympic swim team that collectively won 33 medals, arrived back in the U.S. early this morning on a United Airlines flight from Rio to Houston. Shortly upon arrival at 5:15 a.m., the plane was sprayed down by firetrucks in celebration of the athletes on board.

Immediately afterwards, Houston-native Simone Manuel was recognized outside of the international arrivals area for her spectacular Olympic Games in which she won two gold and two silver medals.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer. A contributor to Swimming World since 2009, he has covered NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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