There’s a really funny reason why the Rio Olympic closing ceremony was allegedly delayed Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
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)

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles became quite a star during the 2016 Rio Olympic games. So much so that the closing ceremony was allegedly delayed because so many people wanted to take a selfie with her.

The gold medal gymnast was named to the esteemed position of flag bearer for  Sunday night’s show, being the first U.S. gymnast to do so.

The gymnast was so popular during the parade of nations, stopped many times for selfies, that the show was reportedly delayed.

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“what an incredible breathtaking experience the 2016 Olympic Games this has been. All good things must end, Thank you RIO for unforgettable memories ❤️ Being the flag bearer was a cherry on top! Congrats to all the other USA athletes as well. We killed it out there! GO TEAM USA 🇺🇸✨” she wrote on Instagram after the ceremony.

The United States performed very well during the Olympics, amassing an astonishing 121 medals, almost double the next competing nation. China got 70, and Great Britain earned 67.

“Couldn’t be prouder of . Your determination and passion inspired so many of us. You carried that flag high tonight, @Simone_Biles!” President Obama tweeted Sunday night.

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