Simone Biles Gets Her Own Twitter Emoji For The Olympics


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Gymnastics champion Simone Biles and her signature emblem –– Goldie the Goat –– have their very own emoji on Twitter for the upcoming Olympic games. 

Twitter users will see the emoji of the animal when they use the hashtags #SimoneBiles or #Simone during the Tokyo Olympics which are scheduled to begin on Friday (July 23).  

Biles started featuring the animal on her outfits during competitions, fitting as she is the most decorated gymnast in history, and they’ve named gymnastic maneuvers after her. 

The Goldie emoji features the animal wearing a gold medal and red leotard while doing a split. In a statement, Twitter said the emoji is meant to honor Biles’ legacy and impact on the sport.

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Goldie was first created by Biles to address haters, Biles told Marie Claire magazine in June. 

“The idea was to hit back at the haters,” Biles said. “I didn’t feel like it was necessarily fair how they could keep saying whatever they wanted, but then if I said something, it wasn’t fair.” 

She said people “were joking like, ‘I swear, if she put a goat on her leo, blah, blah, blah.’ That would make them so angry.” “And then I was like, ‘Oh, that’s actually a good idea. Let’s make the haters hate it and the fans love it.’ And so that’s exactly what we did and why we did it,” she said, according to The Huffington Post

In her career, Biles has won seven US Titles, five Olympic Gold medals, one Bronze medal, and 25 medals from the World Championships –– 19 of which are gold. She is also the first American to win a World medal in every event. In other words, she’s the G.O.A.T for real. 

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