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Simone Manuel fails to make Olympic Trials 100m freestyle final

Olympic and world champion Simone Manuel failed to make the 100m freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday night.

Manuel, who tied for gold in Rio, clocked 54.17 seconds in the semifinals of her first event of Trials in Omaha. She was ninth overall, missing the eight-woman final by .02.

Olivia Smoliga and Natalie Hinds were the top qualifiers in 53.55 seconds.

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