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Simone Biles to Carry US Flag at Rio Closing Ceremony

Biles was chosen by fellow U.S. Olympians in a vote

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    One more honor awaits Simone Biles at the Rio Games. The five-time gymnastics medalist — four of them gold — will carry the U.S. flag into Sunday's closing ceremony, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Saturday.

    Biles was chosen by fellow U.S. Olympians in a vote.

    "It's an incredible honor," Biles said. 

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    Biles made her Olympic debut in Rio, winning team gold and individual titles in women's all-around, vault and floor exercise, along with a bronze on balance beam. She's one of only four women, and the first American, to win four golds in a single Olympics.