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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Simone Biles to carry #TeamUSA flag at closing ceremony of #Rio2016

Biles chosen to carry U.S. flag at closing ceremony
© Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports
As if winning five Olympic medals and meeting Zac Efron didn’t do enough to make a memorable Games for Simone Biles, she adds one more experience to her time in Rio.

Biles was chosen as the Team USA flag bearer for closing ceremony on Sunday, capping off a whirlwind two weeks that have seen the gymnast become one of the most successful athletes in these Games.

"It's an incredible honor to be selected as the flag bearer by my Team USA teammates,” Biles said in a statement. “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 is only the second American gymnast to carry the flag in an opening or closing ceremony after Alfred Jochim in 1936.

With files from MSN

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