Simone Biles chosen to carry U.S. flag at closing ceremony

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

One more honor awaits Simone Biles at the Rio Games.

The five-time gymnastics medalist -- four of those medals were 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. She's one of only four women, and the first American, to win four golds in a single Olympics.

The 19-year-old gymnast took to Twitter to share the news with her admitted celebrity crush, actor Zac Efron.

The Rio Olympics' closing ceremony will be aired on NBC at 8 p.m. ET Sunday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.