It’s rare to find someone with morals these days, they are almost seen as something that’s outdated. Not To this humble Olympian, though. It seems Simone Manuel became an international star overnight. Just after this 20-year-old American took the gold medal, she said something that shocked listeners, especially hearing it from someone so young.
Manuel made history when she became the first African-American woman to win a medal in an individual swimming event. She tied another swimmer, Penny Oleksiak, in the 100-meter freestyle event. During her victory speech, Manuel made it perfectly clear who deserved all the credit for her victory.
“All I can say is all glory to God,” an emotional Manuel said.
“This medal is not just for me, it’s for a whole bunch of people who have came before me, and been an inspiration to me and it’s for all the people after me who believe they can’t do it,” she added. “I want to be an inspiration to them that they can do it.”
“It’s definitely been a long journey for the past four years. I’m just so blessed,” the Olympian concluded.
Manuel, who swims on the Stanford University swim team and set an Olympic record with her performance last night, isn’t the only American athlete to take a bold stand for God and religion during the first week of the Olympic games.
David Boudia and Steele Johnson, silver medal winners in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform, both took epic stands for their faith during their post-event interviews, too.
“(W)e both know that our identity is in Christ, and we’re thankful for this opportunity to be able to dive in front of Brazil and in front of the United States,” Boudia said. “It’s been an absolutely thrilling moment for us.”
“If something went great, I was happy. If something didn’t go great, I could still find joy because I’m at the Olympics competing with the best person, the best mentor — just one of the best people to be around,” Johnson added. “God’s given us a cool opportunity, and I’m glad I could come away with an Olympic silver medal in my first-ever event.”
The Olympics are all over the media, mainly on NBC, so you can bet there is nothing but leftist lovers watching this. It’s wonderful to hear an athlete so bold standing up for what she believes in. Liberals really like to hear about Muslims in the Olympics or anyone else that fits into their political agenda, so you can bet they had a conniption fit when they witnessed this. The rest of us couldn’t be happier! Here’s to hoping we see more brave athletes that are strong not only physically but in their beliefs.