Simone Biles has been chosen as Team USA’s closing ceremony flag bearer!
The 19-year-old gymnast who won four gold and one bronze medal during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics will be first out of the gate during the ceremonies on Sunday, August 21st.
“It’s an incredible honor to be selected as the flag bearer by my Team USA teammates,” Simone shared 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.”
She added, “I also wish to thank the city of Rio de Janeiro, and the entire country of Brazil, for hosting an incredible Games.”
After the Games officially conclude, Simone and The Final Five will start a media tour before starting the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions.