RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: Flag bearer Simone Biles of United States walks during the "Heroes of the Games" segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

President Obama Congratulates U.S. Flag Bearer, Simone Biles

President Barack Obama went on Twitter to congratulate #TeamUSA and Simone Biles on their performances in the 2016 Olympics.

President Barack Obama isn’t the first Obama to tweet Simone Biles. Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a Q&A session with the “Final Five.” She asked the five gymnasts which healthy foods are their favorite.

On Sunday night, the Games came to a close in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. Olympic Committee chose Simone Biles as the flag bearer for the Closing Ceremonies due to her record-breaking achievements. She is also the first female gymnast to receive the honor for the country.

At only 4’8″ tall, Simone revealed concerns about carrying the flag, especially compared to Michael Phelps, who is over 6 feet tall and served as the country’s flag bearer in the Opening Ceremonies.

“Phelps is so much taller and he seemed to carry it so easily, and I’m very short. So I’m a little worried about that part,” Simone said to USAToday.

Simone Biles Carrying The U.S. Flag At The Closing Ceremonies

US gymnast Simone Biles (C) parades during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. / AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo Credits: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Simone won four gold medals for her Olympic debut, and one bronze. Her medals include Women’s Vault, Women’s Team All-Around, Women’s Floor Exercise, Women’s Individual All-Around, and Women’s Beam.

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Written by Michele Mendez

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