The Rio Olympics have been dramatic, intense and groundbreaking for the US. Not only have the games given us some of the funniest moments in sports history, Team USA has produced some of the most decorated and best athletes in the world (as usual, obvs). And women have really been slaying these games, like gymnast Simone Biles and swimmer Katie Ledecky, who both won tons of medals — Katie even broke a world record in the pool! You’d think that with all the press, these champs wouldn’t have time to be cover models, but you’d be wrong. Simone and Katie have had the time to pose for Sports Illustrated’s most recent cover, and it’s awesome.
Declaring the athletes the “Stars of the Games,” SI photographed the women with another fan favorite down in Rio. Between the two of them, they have a combined eight medals (five for Katie and three for Simone), which is some serious bling for anyone, let alone sportswomen competing for the top prize in the world.
We’re loving seeing our fave sports stars on the cover of magazines while they’re still partying in Rio, and we can’t wait to follow their careers even further.
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