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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!


Final Five on Today 8/23/16
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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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