MANUEL Simone

2 Aug 1996
25
Female
SUGAR LAND, TX
 
United States of America
STANFORD, CA
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
SWM Swimming Women's 50m Freestyle  
Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation50Free100Free4x100Free W4x100Medley W
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA2nd (24.09)1st (52.70)2nd (3:31.89)1st (3:53.13)

World Championships
YearLocation50Free100Free4x100Free W4x100Free X4x200Free4x100Medley W4x100Medley X
2019Gwangju, KOR1st (24.05)1st (52.04)2nd (3:31.02)1st (3:19.40)2nd (7:41.87)1st (3:50.40)2nd (3:39.10)
2017Budapest, HUN3rd (23.97)1st (52.27)1st (3:31.72)1st (3:19.60)-1st (3:51.55)1st (3:38.56)
2015Kazan, RUS8th (24.57)6th (53.93)3rd (3:34.61)1st (3:23.05)-4th (3:56.76)-
2013Barcelona, ESP7th (24.80)-1st----

Pan Pacific Championships
YearLocation50Free100Free4x100Free W4x100Medley W4x100Medley X
2018Tokyo, JPN2nd (24.22)2nd (52.66)2nd (3:33.45)2nd (3:53.21)3rd


Legend
Free - Freestyle, Back - Backstroke, Breast - Breaststroke, Fly - Butterfly, IndMed - Individual Medley, SF - Semifinal, H - Heats, DNS - Did Not Start, M - Men, W - Women, X - Mixed, DSQ - Disqualified, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not swim in final
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Swimone (teenvogue.com, 12 Aug 2016)
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Cooking. (houstonchronicle.com, 23 Jan 2021)
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Athlete
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African American Studies, Communications - Stanford University, United States of America
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English
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Alto Swim Club [Palo Alto, CA, USA]
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Greg Meehan [national, personal], USA
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Her father Marc and her brother Ryan played basketball at collegiate level in the United States of America. Her cousin Gerard King played basketball for the San Antonio Spurs and the Washington Wizards in the NBA. (gostanford.com, 24 Nov 2015; smumustangs.com, 01 Jan 2015)
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2013 for United States of America (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 26 Jan 2015)
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Her training was disrupted ahead of the 2017/18 season due to tendinitis in her hip. (nataccion.com, 18 Mar 2018)

Six weeks before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she had balloon sinuplasty nasal surgery after suffering with chronic sinusitis and a complete blockage of her right nostril since 2015. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 24 Jul 2020)

She sustained a stress fracture in her ribs in 2015. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 24 Jul 2020)
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She had her first swimming lesson at age four at First Colony Swim Team in Missouri City, TX, United States of America, and swam across the pool on her second day of lessons. She began taking the sport more seriously at age nine. (usaswimming.org, 08 Feb 2016; houstonchronicle.com, 23 Jan 2021; simonemanuel.co, 30 Jul 2020)
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Her parents wanted her to be safe in the water. "I remember watching Michael Phelps at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing winning eight gold medals. I said to myself, 'I want to do that one day'. Maybe not the eight gold medals, but go to the Olympics." (teenvogue.com, 12 Aug 2016; usaswimming.org, 08 Feb 2016)
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To compete at the 2020, 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games. (houstonchronicle.com, 16 Aug 2019)
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She trains 20 hours a week, including nine swim practices and three weight training sessions. (houstonchronicle.com, 16 Aug 2019)
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US tennis players Venus Williams and Serena Williams, US swimmers Maritza Correia and Tanica Jamison. (forbes.com, 08 Jun 2020)
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"I know what I'm capable of. I want to win. I think that is what defines a racer. You have to have mental toughness, because everyone lined up against you is capable of winning and swimming fast. It's a mindset of being confident and knowing you can compete." (houstonchronicle.com, 16 Aug 2019)
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She was named among SwimSwam magazine's Top 20 Swimmers of the 2010s. (altoswimclub.com, 09 Jan 2020)

She was named Female Athlete of the Year by USA Swimming at the 2019 Golden Goggle Awards. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 24 Jul 2020)

While competing for Stanford University in the United States of America, in 2018 she received the Honda Cup award as the nation's Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year across all sports. In 2017 she was named the Pac-12 conference Swimmer of the Year, and in 2015 she was named the Pac-12 conference Freshman/Newcomer of the Year. (stanford.edu, 28 Jun 2018)

In November 2016 she received the Female Race of the Year award at USA Swimming's Golden Goggle Awards, in recognition of the gold medal she won in the 100m freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (fina.org, 22 Nov 2016)
Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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