Thanks to the power of social media, U.S. athletes competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro can hear the applause from back home.
Not physically hear it, of course. But a look at Twitter will let, say, gymnast Simone Biles know that her floor routine floored people.*
*Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Here is an example of what Biles did Sunday during the artistic gymnastics women’s qualification:
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That is impressive, right? People who were watching were blown away, no matter what Biles was doing: