In today’s Morning Buzz read about Simone Manuel making history in the pool, Simone Biles easily winning gold in individual gymnastic, and Micheal Phelps continues his march into the Olympic history books..
The Morning Buzz is brought to you by Michael Phelps and his 13th individual gold medal and 22nd gold overall. With last night’s gold medal, Phelps pulled ahead of ancient Greece athlete Leonidas of Rhode for the most individual gold medals in Olympic history.
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Rio Olympics: Simone Manuel Makes History in the Pool Katie Ledecky’s roommate at the Olympics is setting records now, too. Simone Manuel, who is sharing a room with Ledecky in the athletes’ village here, became the first African-American woman to win an individual event in Olympic swimming on Thursday night. She and Penny Oleksiak of Canada tied for the fastest time, an Olympic record in the women’s 100-meter freestyle: 52.70 seconds.
Simone Biles soars above the women’s gymnastics world to Olympic gold If there’s a quibble to make with Simone Biles, it’s that she competes with such joy and weightless effervescence that she does herself a disservice, in a way, by making gymnastics look so easy. You won’t catch her grimacing. She will never double over with exhaustion, tongue dangling, between routines. For Biles, flipping through the air is such fun, such a party, that no theatrics are needed other than the few flecks of glitter she lines her eyes with so they match her sparkly leotard.
Michael Phelps, still the greatest, wins 200 IM for fourth consecutive Olympics This should be stressful, because he is no longer technically in what would rank as the best racing form of his life. That was years ago, when his body would respond on command. Throttle back, and there would be no problem. The gas was always there. How, then, did Michael Phelps end up hanging on the lane line, in an Olympic final no less, waiting for the rest of the field to finish as a 31-year-old man? He is a graybeard in swimming terms, someone who could gather people round and tell stories of how things once were.
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