Rio Closing Ceremony

Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles to carry U.S. flag in closing ceremony

Biles, 19, won four gold medals in Rio, five in total, as a member of the Games' best gymnastics team.

"It's an incredible honor to be selected as the flag bearer by my Team USA teammates," Biles said in a statement.

Sunday will mark the second time a gymnast has carried the Stars and Stripes into an opening or closing ceremony. The first was Alfred Jochim in 1936. A silver medalist in 1932, he carried the banner into the opening ceremony at Berlin.

Copeland to carry Fiji flag at Rio closing ceremony

Fiji sevens captain Osea Kolinisau carried the flag during the opening ceremony and the honour is usually reserved at the conclusion for the athlete who excelled during the just-completed Games.