As the 2016 Rio Olympics come to a close, gymnast Simone Biles leaves as one of the most decorated American athletes of all time, tying for the most successful gymnast in one Olympic games with four gold medals.
With that level of success, it's no wonder the 19-year-old and her teammates needed a little R&R, and took a little time to enjoy the beach life in Rio de Janeiro before she leads the United States in Sunday night's closing ceremonies.
Biles, along with Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian spent their Saturday showing off their incredible muscles in bikinis on Rio's famous Barra da Tijuca beach.
The young women have a lot to celebrate as they leave Rio as one of the most successful gymnastic teams in Olympics history. Hopefully they got their fill of the Brazilian sun before heading home to be welcomed as heroes.
As for Biles, she will be only the second US gymnast ever to serve as the country's flag bearer since Alfred Jochim had the honor in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Soon enough, she'll have to start thinking about defending her record in Tokyo in four years, but for now, she deserves to celebrate.
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