As the Olympics Come To A Close, Everyone Wants a Photo With Simone Biles
President Obama praised Biles and Team USA's efforts in Rio.
Simone Biles carried the American flag into the iconic Maracana Stadium as the Rio Olympics came to a bombastic close.
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Biles, who was chosen to carry Old Glory for the closing ceremonies Sunday night, took to Instagram to say how "incredible" her experience was.
The cermonies were nearly brought to a halt after everyone wanted a seflie with America's golden girl.
President Obama, who was not in Rio, tweeted how proud he was of Team USA and Biles.
During the ceremony, the city of Rio officially handed the Olympics over to Tokyo, who will host the 2020 Games.
Biles' Final Five teammate Gabby Douglas was already home in Virginia, deciding not to take part in the closing ceremony.
On Saturday, she tweeted a photo of herself on her plane.
During the Games, Douglas was a target on social media and was getting criticized at every turn – for supposedly being grumpy and for not putting her hand over her heart on one occasion when the national anthem was played.
Douglas told People magazine she had a “fantastic” time at the games. She shrugged off the attacks, saying: "Maybe people weren't being fair on social media, but that's social media for you."
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"It was a different experience than the last Olympics, but I'm happy with it," she says. "I can't wait to see what's next."
Michael Phelps is celebrating his Olympic retirement inside his new home. The world’s most decorated Olympian recently purchased a $2.5 million mansion in Arizona, which — of course — has a massive swimming pool.
The five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom, 6,010-square-foot home in Scottsdale also has four fireplaces.
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