Olympic Black Magic
It was a pleasure to watch the American athletes compete to bring home medals in the 2016 Rio Games. But it was such a highlight to see so much diversity across all sports during this Olympics. Led by Simone Biles, this year’s gold-medaling U.S. gymnastics team represented the most diverse U.S. gymnastics team ever—with two black girls, a Latina, a Jewish girl (and even an alternate from Native American heritage). But lots of black athletes came up big in the games this year, including gold medalist-swimmer Simone Manuel, silver medalist fencer Daryl Homer and gold medalist sprinter Allyson Felix, who became the most decorated American female athlete in Olympic track history this year.
BMWK, what was your favorite moment of the 2016 Olympics?