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Simone Manuel dresses as Simone Biles for Halloween

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Simone Manuel dressed for Halloween as a fellow Texan, fellow Olympic gold medalist and fellow Simone. That would be Simone Biles.

Manuel unveiled the costume Thursday night on social media, donning a red and blue leotard that closely matches the one worn by Biles and her countrywomen in the team final at the recent world championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

Manuel wasn’t done. She then posted a video of her doing a pair of cartwheels in the costume.

“I’m better at flips in the pool than I am on land,” was tweeted from her account.

Manuel and Biles should be among the busiest U.S. athletes at the Tokyo Games, should they qualify.

Manuel, after earning four golds and three silvers at this past summer’s world championships, could swim in as many as six Olympic events.

Biles just became the first gymnast to win five gold medals at a single worlds since 1958.

A tale of the tape between Manuel and Biles:

Simone Manuel Simone Biles
Hometown Sugar Land, Texas Spring, Texas
Height 5’10” 4’8″
Olympic Debut 2016 2016
Olympic Medals 4 in Swimming 5 in Gymnastics
World Championships Debut 2013 2013
World Titles Since Rio 9 9
Pets Snails Dogs

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Best Olympian Halloween costumes (photos)

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Can anybody top the famous 2013 McKayla Maroney “Not Impressed” Halloween costume?

Olympic sports stars and their fans have been posting their best get-ups on social media the last few days.

Here’s a sampling:

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Stuck It #winning

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#TrickOrTreat #squad 🎃🕸🎃

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Want to see my #HalloweenCostume? Be my guest

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Woman with Bell’s palsy dresses as McKayla Maroney for Halloween, helps her with recovery

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Leslie Barrett pulled off one very impressive Halloween costume.

Barrett dressed as the “not impressed” McKayla Maroney two weeks ago.

Many have impersonated the Olympic champion gymnast before, but Barrett’s story behind her impression is worth the read.

Barrett’s in-costume photo was posted on Maroney’s Facebook page with this note:

“Two months ago I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, which means the right side of my face is temporarily paralyzed and I can only express emotion on my left. Last week at a party someone pointed out that I normally look like your “not impressed” face. I decided to incorporate my disability into my Halloween costume and dress up as you. This has hands down been the best costume I’ve ever had. It was the first time in months I got to look like I was intentionally making a face and it has helped me deal with the slow recovery a little better.”

(h/t Deadspin)

Video: McKayla Maroney does ‘not impressed’ face at age 8