[DIGEST: NPR, Jezebel]

Simone Manuel, 20, made Olympic history in Rio last night as the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming. She shared her victory with Penny Oleksiak, her Canadian competitor: Both swimmers finished the women's 100-meter freestyle in the same instant, finishing the race with a time of 52.70 seconds, shattering a world record set by Australia's Cate Campbell in the semifinals only the day before. Olympic scoring rules decreed both swimmers would get a gold medal, but that there would be no silver medalist. Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom, who finished 0.29 seconds behind the winners, received the bronze medal.

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