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 a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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