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Simone Biles, Aly Raisman part of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

President Barack Obama shows his admiration for the American athletes who participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics.

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will become the latest Olympians to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

“I am thrilled to include the gold medal-winning, U.S. women’s gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles in this year’s Swimsuit issue,” magazine editor MJ Day said on the magazine’s website. “Aly and Simone represent all that is beautiful and strong and inspiring in women today. Women that are not only elite athletes, that are captivating and impressive in their own professional accomplishments.”

In recent years, Olympians Natalie Coughlin, Alex Morgan, Ronda Rousey, Lindsey Vonn and Caroline Wozniacki appeared in the issue that is normally published in February.

In 2012, Olympians Rafael Nadal, Chris Paul and Michael Phelps posed with female model Bar Refaeli in the issue.

Raisman also appeared in ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue in 2015.

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