Olympic Swimmer Simone Manuel Dressed as Simone Biles For Halloween and Nailed It
Simone Manuel and Simone Biles are among the most dominant athletes in their sports, but when the two made their Olympic debut in 2016 — where Manuel became the first Black woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming, and Biles racked up an impressive four gold medals and a bronze in gymnastics — people immediately began confusing their names. Three years later, Manuel decided to pay tribute to Biles on Halloween, posting photos of her dressed as the gymnast, along with the caption: "Since people mix us up anyways . . . not a bad day to be Simone (Biles)!"
The details of her costume are actually impeccable. She donned a leotard that's similar to the one the US gymnastics team wore when they won gold at the World Championships earlier this month and even dusted some chalk onto her legs.
Both athletes have had an incredible year: Biles became the most decorated gymnast in World Championship history, and Manuel crushed her own record while defending her title in the 100-meter freestyle at Worlds. With the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away, we look forward to seeing more of these two. Let's just promise to keep them straight. Keep reading for more photos!