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Simone Biles Is The Grandma of the Final Five Now!

Simone Biles Is The Grandma of the Final Five Now!

Simone Biles poses alongside the rest of the Final Five while at the top of the Empire State Building on Tuesday (August 23) in New York City.

The 19-year-old gold medalist Olympian and her teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian got an amazing view of the Big Apple from the building’s observation deck.

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On the way back to the US, Aly took to her Instagram to share a funny photo of Simone sleeping on the plane.

“Miss @simonebiles fell asleep before we took off. WHO’S THE GRANDMA NOW GUYS,” Aly jokingly captioned the image, as Simone had been calling her the grandma of the group!

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Simone Biles Reflects on Her Rio Olympics 2016 Experience

Simone Biles Reflects on Her Rio Olympics 2016 Experience

There’s no question that Simone Biles was the shining star of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

The 19-year-old gymnast won four gold medals and one bronze this summer, and now she’s looking back at the experience.

“It’s very bittersweet. I can’t believe it’s about to be over,” Simone told WWD.com. “We’ve waited for four years. It’s crazy. It goes by fast. It just kind of flew by.”

As for what she would say to fans, Simone said, “Thank you guys for believing in my ability and supporting me in my Olympic journey.”

Simones Biles & Final Five Talk Rio Olympics on 'Today' - Watch Now!

Simones Biles & Final Five Talk Rio Olympics on 'Today' - Watch Now!

The “Final Five” pose together while making an appearance on The Today Show on Tuesday morning (August 23) in New York City.

The Team U.S.A. gymnasts – Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and Gabby Douglas – stopped by to talk about all their success at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

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“Everyone raise their hands; we’re all going again,” Simone said about the 2020 Tokyo Games.

In case you missed it, Simone and Laurie are HUGE fans of Jake Miller and recently sang his song in a cute video!


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Tom Daley on Not Qualifying for 10M Diving Finals in Rio: 'Truly Heartbroken'

Tom Daley on Not Qualifying for 10M Diving Finals in Rio: 'Truly Heartbroken'

Tom Daley took to Twitter after being eliminated from the 10M diving finals at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Tom tweeted, “Truly heartbroken. but I will never give up on my dream of being an Olympic champion…Now time to head to the pool to cheer on Qui Bo to win this one! let’s go Qui Bo!”

“It’s really hard to accept. I’ve worked so hard,” Tom told the BBC. “Yesterday I scored the highest score ever in an Olympic Games. Today it wasn’t meant to be. That’s what diving does sometimes.”

“I truly am heartbroken because I feel like I am in the peak physical condition and I could have won,” Tom added.

Tom already won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.

Simone Biles Holds American Flag at Closing Ceremony for Rio 2016!

Simone Biles Holds American Flag at Closing Ceremony for Rio 2016!

Simone Biles holds up the American Flag during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony at Maracana Stadium on Sunday (August 21) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 19-year-old star gymnast won five medals total at the games – four gold and one bronze!

“I’m afraid the flag is going to be too heavy for me,” Simone said about being worried for the closing ceremony. “Michael Phelps is so much taller and he seemed to carry it so easily, and I’m very short. So I’m a little worried about that part.”

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Gymnast Jake Dalton Celebrates 25th Birthday at the Beach in Rio

Gymnast Jake Dalton Celebrates 25th Birthday at the Beach in Rio

Jake Dalton gets covered in sand to celebrate his 25th birthday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Team USA gymnast shared the shirtless pic on Instagram after spending the day with wife Kayla and competing in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

“Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes!! Couldn’t be a better place to spend it! Just missing @kayyyno #25YrsYoung,” Jake captioned the pic.

Jake also made an appearance on The Today Show with teammates Chris Brooks, Alex Naddour, Danell Levya and Sam Mikulak.

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Simone Biles, Aly Raisman & Madison Kocian Show Off Amazing Abs at the Beach in Brazil

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman & Madison Kocian Show Off Amazing Abs at the Beach in Brazil

Simone Biles makes it a beach day with Final Five teammates Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian on Saturday (August 20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The three gymnasts, along with Laurie Hernandez, hit the sand for a bit of relaxation after winning gold and silver medals at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Team USA’s Men’s Gymnastics teammates Jake Dalton, Sam Mikulak, Chris Brooks, Alex Naddour and Danell Levya were supporting the Rhythmic Gymnastics team.

Together, they tuned into watch Alisa Kano, Natalie McGiffert, Monica Rokhman, Kiana Eide and Kristen Shaldybin compete.

The group didn’t make the finals, but this is the first time ever that Team USA qualified a group!

10+ pics inside of Simone Biles, Sam Mikulak and the Rhythmic Gymnastics Team…

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Simone Biles Chosen as Team USA's Flag Bearer For Closing Ceremonies in Rio

Simone Biles Chosen as Team USA's Flag Bearer For Closing Ceremonies in Rio

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.