On Thursday, Stanford's Simone Manuel set a new Olympic record and won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle, becoming the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming event at the Olympics. UC Berkeley swimmer Ryan Murphy also won gold for the U.S. in both the 100 and 200-meter backstroke. In fact, Stanford and Cal have more athletes on team USA than any other schools. In this hour, we'll talk about Manuel's history making-performance, how Bay Area athletes are faring and other highlights from Rio. And we want to hear from you: What have been your favorite Olympic moments? And what events are you most looking forward to in the final days of the Games?
- Simone Manuel Wins Olympic Gold. That's A Really Big Deal (NPR's Code Switch)
- Team USA Lives Here: Where America's Rio Olympians Are From (NPR.org)