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Four-gold Biles to carry US flag at Rio closing ceremony

Felix Bryan | 22 August, 2016, 00:56

He and Biles had exchanged tweets but had not met. This crush is so real.

The ear-to-ear grin, which had disappeared on Monday after she ended up with bronze on the beam, was back on show again as she became the first woman in 32 years, and fifth overall, to win four golds at a single Games. The last time Walsh Jennings lost in Olympic competition, it was 2000 and she was still on the US indoor team. She leaves these Olympics as the most decorated gymnast with four golds and a bronze.

"It's been a long journey", the 19-year-old Biles said.

But here's a thing we didn't truly know: Simone Biles really loves Zac Efron, to the point where she'll give a side-eye to a teammate whenever they bring him up.

It was epic, and Biles freaked out appropriately.

There's also now video evidence that Biles is not, in fact, completely flawless in every way, and that she too sometimes struggles to stay cool under pressure.

Oh, Laurie hugged him first! Whether she follows in her sister's footsteps or goes on to pursue a college education, you can be sure Simone will be supporting her every step of the way.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Biles was in disbelief, and when she expressed how nervous she was, Efron admitted that he was the one with the butterflies. Efron is totally serious about this pizza date, by the way. "We'll see", she said. She is my girl, ' the Brazilian athlete, 22, wrote in the caption, a message intended no doubt in jest.

We're gonna also teach [Efron] ... They're going to laugh about it with Bob Costas first, because they put in the hard work and achieved what they set out to do. They traded pecks on the cheek at the "Today" taping, according to Biles' social media. After all, she already has a few boys on hand.

Alongside Gold medalist Simone Biles and the rest of the gold medal-winning team, Raisman will headline the 2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions starting this September in Spokane, Washington.

If the Rio Olympics are any indication, naming your child Simone might give them a better shot at achieving global athletic success.

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