Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel returns to Houston

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Simone Manuel speaks after returning to Houston from the Rio Olympics

Team USA swimmer and Olympic gold and silver medalist Simone Manuel returned to Houston after an impressive showing at the 2016 games in Rio.

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Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel says she's headed to Shipley for doughnuts

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Simone Manuel is home after the Rio Olympic Games

PHOTOS: Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel lands at Bush Intercontinental Airport

Manuel's plane arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport around 5:25am today, where she was greeted by city leaders and jubilant fans who were inspired by her incredible showing in Brazil.

The 20-year-old swimmer brought home two gold medals for the women's 100-meter freestyle and the 4x100-meter medley relay. She also earned two silver medals for the women's 50-meter freestyle and 4x100-meter freestyle relay.

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Simone Manuel was greeted by family and friends after landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Manuel admitted to those in attendance that two of those medals were inside socks in her baggage because she only received two holders so far.

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A homecoming celebration is set to get underway this morning as Simone Manuel returns to Houston

The Olympian says she had plans already upon arrival to Houston: to get some Shipley's donuts.

The drum line from her high school alma mater, Stephen F. Austin High School in Fort Bend County, helped usher in Manuel's homecoming ceremony.

Local youth swim teams and cheerleaders also made a joyful noise as Manuel stepped into the terminal, many of them certainly looking up to her after representing the United States.

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