(Video Interview) Simone Manuel Excited to Add 50 Free

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After adding the 50 free to her plate of events for the Rio Olympics, Simone Manuel spoke to the press to discuss her outstanding week. She explained her motivation for the 50 free when she had already qualified in the 100 and also discussed where she thinks she can improve going forward in the next month.



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    Barbara Haralson

    Our champion! The Lord Jesus bless you Simone! The best is yet to come!

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    Kristie Wisniewski

    Simone seems to be a really athletic name. That gymnast is named Simone too. Good luck to all the Simone’s at the Olympics!!

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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