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Simone Biles will serve as USA flag bearer for Olympic closing ceremony

Simone Biles

Simone Biles will receive one last honor at the Rio Olympics: she’ll be the U.S. flag bearer at Sunday’s closing ceremony.

The announcement was made Saturday morning via the U.S. Olympic Team’s Twitter account.

“It’s an incredible honor to be selected as the flag bearer by my Team USA teammates,” Biles said, via Team USA’s official website. “This experience has been the dream of a lifetime for me and my team and I consider it a privilege to represent my country, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics by carrying our flag. I also wish to thank the city of Rio de Janeiro, and the entire country of Brazil, for hosting an incredible Games.”

Biles becomes the first American female gymnast to receive the honor. She won four Olympic golds in Rio and got to meet her celebrity crush, so it’s safe to say she’s having a really good week.


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