The American gymnast Simone Biles has been recognized by the social network twitter with her own emoji, a goat dressed in a red jersey and with a gold medal around her neck.
She is the first athlete to obtain this distinction, a tribute from the network “to her legacy, her achievements and her use of the platform”, in which Biles is very active. The figure of the goat, ‘goat’ in English, refers to the acronym GOAT (‘Greatest Of All Time’, the best in history), commonly used in the networks to refer to great athletes such as Usain Bolt or Roger Fededer.
Now, when writing the hashtag #Simone or #SimoneBiles on twitter, a goat appears automatically next to her doing a ‘split’, with the red equipment that the gymnast often wears and with a gold medal on her chest.
Biles herself, winner of four gold and one bronze medals at the Ro 2016 Games and holder of 25 world medals, 19 of them made of gold, on occasion he has worn a goat in his competition tights.
The athletes Twitter had given their own emoji so far, such as football players Pat Mahomes or Tom Brady, were all men.
Simone Biles will begin competing at the Tokyo Games this Sunday, in the team qualification round.
The United States delegation announced this Wednesday that Biles and his teammates will not be staying at the Olympic Village, but in a hotel, as a preventive measure against covid-19.