Lia Neal became the first African-American woman to medal at two Olympics, following up her 2012 debut with another podium place in Rio in 2016. The Stanford leader has had an incredible journey from New York to California, and to all the places here and abroad where she’s inspired young people and carved out a historical journey for herself along the way. She talks about that in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Recently, Simone Manuel showed teammate Lia Neal a video of “this really cute little girl with her two dolls,” which were named after the duo of sprinters that returned this past summer from the Rio Olympics after making waves not only within the African-American community, but as student-athletes from the Stanford women’s swimming and diving team.
Freshman Lia Neal put together an impressive weekend with two A-cuts (100 free, 200 free) - Gostandford.com