Black Girls Do Rock! Rio Olympics 2016

(L-R) Bronze medallist USA's Kristi Castlin, gold medallist USA's Brianna Rollins and silver medallist USA's Nia Ali celebrate after the Women's 100m Hurdles Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, 2016. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The month of August 2016 has marked a moment in history with black women dominating in the 2016 Olympics. The world witnessed these women spread “Black Girl Magic” all the way to the finish line.

Check out our recap of the winners

Simone Biles, 19 year old sensation is the first American woman to win four gold medals in gymnastics. She took gold in the individual all-around competition by an insane 2.1-point margin, which — according to The Wall Street Journal — shattered every Olympic record from at least the last half-century. Not only did she turn heads during her floor exercise, the young athlete also gained 1 million Instagram followers.

United States' Simone Biles displays her gold medal for floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Simone Manual, 20 years old inspired many becoming the first black female to win an individual swimming gold medal in Olympic history. Her win in Rio has challenged the perception of “ black people don’t swim. Simone’s astounding achievement has motivated other young black women to pursue their goals and dreams.

simone manuel

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On August 17, 2016, we watched “Black Girls Rock” sweeping in the 100-meter hurdles. Briana Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Catlin took the gold, silver and bronze in the event, the first time the feat had ever been accomplished. Winning!

100 meter hurdle team

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Dalilah Muhammad won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles and claiming the first ever gold in the event for United States. Can we just say GIRL POWER!!!

dalliah muhammad

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Congrats Ladies and Keep Shining!


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