Simone Biles was the first to congratulate the Russians for upsetting Team USA to win gold in the team all-around

Simone Biles was the first to congratulate the Russians for upsetting Team USA to win gold in the team all-around
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Simone Biles hugs members of the Russian Olympic Committee after their gold-medal finish.
Simone Biles hugs members of the Russian Olympic Committee after their gold-medal finish. Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Simone Biles is a class act.

The Team USA women's gymnastics superstar and greatest of all time - or GOAT - in her sport pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics women's gymnastics team final on Tuesday. After a brief exit for an evaluation with a trainer, Biles came back into the arena to support her teammates and watch their opponents.

Despite a valiant effort, Team USA's Jordan Chiles, Sunisa "Suni" Lee, and Grace McCallum came up short of their gold-medal ambitions following their superstar teammates' premature exit. But Biles was the first to congratulate the Russian Olympic Committee athletes on their massive gold-medal upset over the United States.

Simone Biles congratulates Russian gymnasts for their gold-medal finish in the team all-around final.
Simone Biles embraces an ROC gymnast. Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

After hugging her Team USA counterparts, Biles chatted with Russia's Liliia Akhaiimova, Viktoriia Listunova, Angelina Melnikova, and Vladislava Urazova. She hugged the gymnasts and appeared to offer praise for their stellar, gold-medal-worthy performances on the day.

Folks across the pond can check out the BBC's video of Biles' display of sportsmanship below:

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