So many people wanted selfies with Simone Biles it ‘delayed’ Rio’s closing event
Simone Biles, who carried the United States flag during the Rio closing event, was repeatedly stopped during the closing of the Olympics by several of her fellow athletes, who wanted to take selfies with her.
“Simone Biles, in all of her petite, air-defying athleticism, was the ultimate breakout star of the 2016 Olympics,” the New York Times Magazine said. “And on Sunday night, during the closing ceremony, it seemed every top athlete from around the world wanted a selfie with her.”
“Athletes from various countries kept stopping Biles during the ceremony to take the perfect selfie with her,” the magazine reported.
NBC’s Mary Carillo described “Simone Selfie Central” as a “conga line of people” who all wanted to take pictures, to the point where the ceremony itself was reportedly delayed.
Biles seems like she’s been on top of the world since winning five medals in Rio, especially after getting a shout out from the President himself.
Biles responded, “@POTUS Thank You! Such a huge honor! GO USA.”
We say, go Simone Biles!
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