Simone Biles to carry US flag at closing ceremony

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RIO DE JANEIRO — 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.

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.