Simone Biles Becomes First Olympian with Custom Twitter Emoji

By: Alyssa Wilson

Simone Biles is no stranger to making history and this week she did it again on Twitter, becoming the first Olympian to get a custom emoji on the platform.  

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Twitter is launching a G.O.A.T emoji, which stands for Greatest of All Time, to represent the 24-year-old ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, which start on Friday. The emoji shows a tiny goat wearing a red leotard and a gold medal around its neck.  

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Biles is also the first female athlete to ever receive her own G.O.A.T emoji. Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are the only other athletes to receive the honor.  

In May, she became the first woman to land the Yurchenko double pike at the U.S. Classic. The move has only ever been completed and landed by men before Biles’s historic accomplishment. While making the historic move, she wore a rhinestone leotard with a goat.  

She first debuted the goat design, named “Goldie,” in 2019 during the United States Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, PEOPLE reported. She told the publication that it was a joke and she doesn’t consider herself the greatest of all time.  

“I don’t think of myself as the G.O.A.T. and that’s not why I wear the goat on my leo. It was kind of a joke in the beginning. I wore one in 2019 and it was just funny because the haters were so upset,” she said. “What we did is to kind of tick them off even more. So I was happy because it’s like good, now you guys are annoyed because you’re annoying me.”  

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