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Even North West Wants to Be Like Simone Biles

Aug. 10, 2016

Who could blame her?

Tuesday night, in an expected yet still awesome turn of events, the USA women’s gymnastics team told the gold in the women’s team all-around event at the Olympic games. They won the event by over eight points, the largest margin of victory under the current scoring standards.

And while there’s no “I” in “Team,” Simone Biles is taking a star turn. “You can tell in a gymnast when they’ve got something,” former Olympic gymnast Jaycie Phelps told TIME in July. She has impressed judges in competitions for her incredible skill, and owns a singularly difficult dismount called the double double (now, “the Biles”) that only she can do.

The team has some famous fans. Kim Kardashian shared on Twitter that her daughter North wanted to be just like Biles:

Biles’ crush Zac Efron shared that he was tuning in to support the final five:

And Leslie Jones, the world’s best Olympics commentator, closely followed Tuesday night’s event:

Sadly, not everyone is as supportive of this talented, diverse team as they should be. Gabby Douglas has faced attacks on Twitter for her hair—a throwback to similar racist criticism she got at the 2012 games—and for not putting her hand over her heart during the National Anthem. An NBC commentator said of the team while they were on the sidelines at a qualifying event that they “might as well be standing in the middle of a mall.”

Yet the incredible young women of the Final Five have handled all of this pressure and scrutiny with poise and good humor. Squad goals, indeed.

ready to rock it at podium training with these babes❤️💙

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