Once described as fearless by Missy Franklin, Manuel stood on the blocks with reigning world champion Bronte Campbell from Australia on her right; to her left, current world-record holder Cate Campbell, Bronte’s sister.
She swam like she owned the pool and touched the wall first, winning her second Olympic medal at the Rio Games.
On Sunday night, she helped the U.S.
Manuel’s Olympic medal is the first for a U.S.
swimmer in the women’s 100 freestyle since Natalie Coughlin took the bronze at the 2008 Games.