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Here's Simone Manuel's Medal Ceremony, Since NBC Didn't Air It [Updates]

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NBC couldn’t be arsed to show you Simone Manuel’s monumental medal ceremony after becoming the first black American woman to win an individual swimming event, as they felt it was more important to air seven-hour-old footage of Russians doing gymnastics badly. Here, then, is Manuel (with Canadian Penny Oleksiak, who tied for gold) at her medal ceremony, contrasted with what NBC felt more important to show you.

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Update (12:05 a.m.): NBC finally aired it, an hour after it actually happened.

Update (8:42 p.m.): Turns out the IOC doesn’t want you to see this medal ceremony, either.

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Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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