Entertainment Sports Simone Biles Gets Custom GOAT Twitter Emoji, Becomes First Olympian to Be Honored with One The Olympic gymnast is also the first female athlete to ever receive her own GOAT emoji By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 21, 2021 09:15 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Simone Biles. Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty With just a few days to go before the Olympic gymnasts start competition in Tokyo, Simone Biles' dominance is getting some social media recognition. Twitter is launching a new GOAT (aka "greatest of all time") emoji specifically for the 24-year-old Olympian on Wednesday. The tiny illustrated goat is wearing a red leotard with a gold medal around its neck. Biles is the first Olympian to receive a custom emoji from Twitter. It will populate automatically when Twitter users post messages with the hashtags "#SimoneBiles" or "#Simone" throughout the Olympic Games, which kick off Friday and continue through August 8. She's also the first female athlete to ever receive her own GOAT emoji, following in the footsteps of male athletes like Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Simone Biles Heads to Olympics Practice and Sports Team USA Bathrobe After Landing in Tokyo Simone Biles' Twitter GOAT emoji. Twitter Earlier this year, Biles wore custom leotards decorated with silver rhinestones in the shape of a goat head during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. The first time Biles sported the goat design — which she named "Goldie," with help from her fans — was in 2019 during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships that year in Kansas City. She recently told PEOPLE that the entire concept has been a "running joke." 30 Photos of Iconic Moments from Summer Olympics Through the Years "I don't think of myself as the G.O.A.T. and that's not why I wear the goat on my leo. It was kind of a joke in the beginning. I wore one in 2019 and it was just funny because the haters were so upset," she said to PEOPLE. "What we did is to kind of tick them off even more. So I was happy because it's like good, now you guys are annoyed because you're annoying me." To learn more about all the Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, visit TeamUSA.org. Watch the Tokyo Olympics beginning July 23rd and the Tokyo Paralympics beginning August 24th on NBC.