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Manufactured by:
TYR Sport, American, founded 1985  Search this
Worn by:
Simone Manuel, American, born 1996  Search this
rubber and ink
H x W: 7 3/4 × 8 3/4 in. (19.7 × 22.2 cm)
bathing caps
Place used:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Latin America, South America
Simone Manuel wore this suit at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she won two gold and two silver medals. Manuel became the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming when she tied for gold with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the 100-meter freestyle. Her win set an Olympic record and an American record. She also won gold in the 4x100-meter medley, and silver in the 50-meter freestyle and the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.
Swim cap worn by Simone Manuel.
The white rubber swim cap has a red, white, and blue American flag on either side. On the proper right side, the flag is backwards. The name “MANUEL” is in black text under the American flag on either side. There is a black TYR logo on the front of the cap. On the inside of the cap there is small black text which reads [TYR / MADE IN CHINA / H0107 / F-AH].
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Simone Ashley Manuel
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Simone Manuel Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture