Simone Manuel is an Olympic medalist, becoming the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic Gold medal in swimming. She not only set an American record, but an Olympic record for Freestyle. As of 2016 Olympics, Simone now has two gold and two silver medals. Simone remains a role model for women worldwide. After winning her first gold medal, Manuel said, "This medal is not just for me. It's for some of the African-Americans that...came before me and have been inspirations and mentors to me. I hope that I can be an inspiration for others."