It’s not an exaggeration to say that Simone Biles was one of the biggest stories and winners of the 2016 Olympic Games. She won four gold medals, one bronze, and became the most decorated American gymnast in history. She also set a record for most gold medals won in women’s gymnastics in an Olympic Games.
She was also awarded the honor of carrying the American flag for Team USA in the Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium during closing ceremonies, only the second American gymnast in history to do so in either the opening or closing ceremonies.
On top of that, she flirted, met, and kissed her long-time celebrity crush Zac Efron. As you can imagine, she nearly passed out then—but still, she rose.
Teammate and fellow gold medalist Aly Raisman tweeted a picture of Biles passed out on the plane home, before it had even taken off.
Honestly, all the Rio athletes deserve a nap and a few weeks of relaxation. Then they’ll get back to what they do best—feats of superhuman strength and dexterity.
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