Simone Manuel misses 50m freestyle final

Posted at 9:18 PM, Jul 30, 2021

Team USA's Simone Manuel, who won silver in the 50m freestyle at the Rio Games, missed the event's Olympic final after a sixth-place finish in the semifinals.

It's likely Manuel's last race at Tokyo 2020.   

Compatriot Abbey Weitzel, who touched down in 24:19, took second in the semi and will appear in the finals.

Australian winner Emma McKeon won the race in an Olympic Record time of 24:00 flat. 

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