2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Day 7 Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
Simone Manuel had one last surprise awaiting her after her historic tie for gold with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak in the 100 free last night. Her teammate and roommate Katie Ledecky (who will chase down the 800 free world record tonight) stayed up to see her after the race.
“Katie was actually up when I got back.” Manuel said “It was about 2:30am. I opened the door and she got up and gave me a hug and said ‘I wasn’t going to fall asleep until I gave you a hug’ and that really meant a lot to me. She didn’t have to say much after that because her staying up said enough in itself.”
Manuel says that she didn’t stay up celebrating last night, with the 50 free prelims this morning and the semis tonight.
“Didn’t get much sleep last night,” she said. “No I didn’t celebrate too much. I wanted to do well in the 50 and I had the relay coming up so I just wanted to refocus. I feel a little tired but hopefully I can do better tonight (in the semifinals).”