Team USA Gymnast Simone Biles has been selected by her teammates to carry the flag during the Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics on Sunday evening.
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced on Saturday morning that Biles will lead Team USA as they close out the Olympics. Biles won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics – and is the first American to ever do so.
“It’s an incredible honor to be selected as the flag bearer by my Team USA teammates,” Biles said. “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. I also wish to thank the city of Rio de Janeiro and the entire country of Brazil for hosting an incredible Games.”
According to USA Today, Biles is the second American gymnast to carry the flag in an opening or closing ceremony after Alfred Jochim back in 1936.
Once the Games end on Sunday, Biles and the rest of her team will head to New York for a media tour before going on a 36-city Kellogg’s tour.
Frankly, there is no better choice for Team USA.