|via Daily Mail|
Phil Whitten wrote on the significance of Sugar Land's Simone Manuel's Rio performance here
“Who would have imagined that 44 years and 13 Olympiads would pass before another American female sprinter would stand proudly atop the Olympic podium?” asked Neilson. Now Sandra Neilson-Bell, the 1972 gold medalist said she was thrilled with Manuel’s victory in Rio.
“She is a classy young woman,” Neilson-Bell said. “I’m especially impressed with her modesty about her achievements. I believe Simone would be a superb spokesperson for our sport, not only for the African-American community, but for all Americans. After all, what parent would not like to have a daughter like Simone?”