The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil came to a close on Sunday night. All of the athletes were out of their chairs, dancing and enjoying the amazing fireworks show. What better way to close out the Summer Games!
For Team USA, the choice of flag-bearer was an easy one to make. There was no better athlete to lead America out in the closing ceremony than Simone Biles, the dominant gymnast who scored four gold medals (including the top prize in the team and all-around competition) and one bronze in her first-ever Olympic Games. Biles quickly became a sensation within the stadium, with athletes from around the globe clamoring to snap a selfie with her, despite the drizzling rain.
Michael Phelps led the United States into the Maracanã Stadium just over two weeks ago at the 2016 Summer Olympics opening Ceremony.
The United States lead the games, receiving an impressive 46 gold medals, 37 silver and 38 bronze for a total of 121 medals. Great Britain was second with 27 gold medals, 23 silver and 17 bronze for a total of 67 medals. China placed third in total number of medals.
All eyes will be placed in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic games.