Simone Biles, the first sportswoman to receive her emoji on Twitter

Forever the first! American gymnast Simone Biles is the first sportswoman to have her emoji on Twitter, the social network announced on Thursday. This pictogram represents a goat wearing a leotard, a gold medal around the neck, a reference to the title of best gymnast in history (“Greatest of all time” or “GOAT”, a word which means “goat” in English) , which she readily claims.

Biles herself began competing in a leotard adorned with a sequined goat’s head in order, she says, to spark vocations. “I hope that the children who watch will no longer be ashamed of being good at whatever it is,” she explained recently in an interview. After her five Olympic medals in Rio in 2016 (four in gold, one in bronze), the 24-year-old American should complete her record at the Tokyo Games.

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