Simone Biles to be U.S. Flag-bearer at Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony

Simone Biles (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Simone Biles will carry the American flag during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics on Sunday, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced.

Biles won four gold medals during the gymnastics competition, including the all-around title.

“It’s an incredible honor to be selected as the flag-bearer by my Team USA teammates,” Biles said in a statement. “This experience has been the dream of a lifetime.”

She is the first female gymnast from the U.S. to be selected as a flag-bearer for the opening or closing ceremony.

SOURCE: Nathan Fenno 
The Los Angeles Times