10 Moments Celebrating Team USA’s Simone Biles and Simone Manuel: The ‘Sensational Simones’

Simone Biles and Simone Manuel

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Simone Biles and Simone Manuel have changed the face of the Olympics forever. Simone Biles, the 19-year-old U.S. gymnast, has not only won two gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics (one for the women’s team all-around and the other for the individual all-around) but is also considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time. Simone Manuel, a 20-year-old swimmer for Team U.S.A. and Stanford student, made a historic win on Thursday night after tying for gold in the 100m women’s freestyle. Manuel’s historic win marked the first time an African-American women had won a gold medal in an individual Olympic event for swimming. We couldn’t be prouder of the pair and to celebrate their historic success we’ve put together a gallery of some of our favorite “Sensational Simone” moments. We’ve got tweets, Instagrams and more!

 

A post shared by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on

I think I scared the pup.

A post shared by Simone Manuel (@swimone13) on

Time to get down to business.

A post shared by Simone Manuel (@swimone13) on

brazilian boyfriend 💚

A post shared by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on

Happy 4th of July! So honored that I get to represent the greatest country! 🇺🇸

A post shared by Simone Manuel (@swimone13) on

 

 

Erin AlexanderCOLLEGECANDY Writer
I am a UC Berkeley grad and lover of wine, cheese, travel and reality television. Feel free to contact me at erin.alexander@teamcoed.com. You can follow me on Instagram @you_feta_believe_it.
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