Olympics 2016: Simone Biles shares photo with Simone Manuel
It’s a great time to be named Simone. Two of the U.S.’s newly minted gold medalists shared an adorable photo together to celebrate their Olympic success.
Earlier this week, U.S. gymnast Simone Biles was awarded two gold medals — one for for the women’s team all-around, and a second for the individual all-around. On Thursday night, swimmer Simone Manuel won gold in the 100m freestyle, making her the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming.
The fact that both inspiring young women share a name as well as their own gold medals was not lost on Olympic fans, nor was it lost on them. Biles uploaded a photo with Manuel on Friday, writing “Simone x2.”