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Team USA’s Manuel takes silver in women’s 50 free

Swimming - Olympics: Day 7

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Simone Manuel of the United States celebrates in the second Semifinal of the Women’s 50m Freestyle on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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American swimmer Simone Manuel, who made history in winning the 100 meter freestyle earlier this week, was looking to add a second individual Olympic gold medal to her collection Saturday night in the 50 meter freestyle.

WATCH: Blume claims gold in 50 free, Manuel takes silver

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Manuel fell just two one hundredths of a second short of accomplishing that, as Denmark’s Pernille Blume took gold with a time of 24.07 seconds. Manuel took silver with a time of 24.09 seconds, and now her focus moves to the 4x100 medley relay on which she’ll swim the anchor leg. Blume becomes Denmark’s first Olympic gold medalist in the 50 free, and her time was just two one hundredths of a second away from the world record set by Ranomi Kromowidjojo four years ago.

Belarus’ Aliaksandra Herasimenia took bronze with a time of 24.11 seconds, while Kromowidjojo finished sixth.