Millions of people around the world were riveted by the female superstars of the 2016 Summer Olympics. They broke records, made history and did it all in great style. Although the Olympics may be over, the inspiration doesn’t need to end. Here are some of the best quotes from these high-achieving ladies to motivate you all year round.
Simone Manuel became the first African American woman swimmer to take the gold in the pool. She won the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle, then followed it up with another gold in the relay. Here’s what Manuel said about inspiring others and honoring those who were trailblazers for her.
“This medal is not just for me, it’s for a whole bunch of people who have come before me, and been an inspiration to me and it’s for all the people after me who believe they can’t do it. I want to be an inspiration to them that they can do it.”
“I want to be an inspiration, but I would like there to be a day when it is not ‘Simone the black swimmer.’”
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