Tonight, Simone Manuel added to her amazing story by winning a silver medal in the 50 meter freestyle and a gold in the 4×100 meter medley relay. ESPN’s SportsCenter Twitter account in an attempt to get the news about Manuel’s silver medal tweeted a picture of the wrong swimmer. It wasn’t another U.S. swimmer, but it was Brazilian Etiene Medeiros! It wasn’t even close! And you can even see the “OS” for “MEDEIROS” on her cap. Oh boy.
— LocKdOwn_51 (@JLOCKMAN51) August 14, 2016
@SportsCenter hey that's not Simone Manuel in that pic
— Amber Rose (@ambergignac) August 14, 2016
— C. Nelson (@Denali99) August 14, 2016
@SportsCenter this pic isn't Simone Manuel lol
— Boo Boo the Foo
So @SportsCenter doesn't know what Simone Manuel looks like?
— Simon Says (@RebelDiva19) August 14, 2016
Once again, this is Etiene Medeiros.
And this is Simone Manuel.
Let’s hope ESPN does not get them confused again.