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Simone Biles picked to carry U.S. flag at Rio Olympics closing ceremony

Simone Biles is the world’s best gymnast

“At this point in time, nobody can beat Simone Biles,” Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic gold medalist, said.
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“At this point in time, nobody can beat Simone Biles,” Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic gold medalist, said.

One more honor awaits Simone Biles at the Rio Games. The five-time gymnastics medalist — four of them gold — will carry the U.S. flag into Sunday's closing ceremony, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Saturday.

Biles was chosen by fellow U.S. Olympians in a vote. "It's an incredible honor," Biles said.

Biles made her Olympic debut in Rio, winning team gold and individual titles in women's all-around, vault and floor exercise, along with a bronze on balance beam. She's one of only four women, and the first American, to win four golds in a single Olympics.

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