U.S. Gymnasts Celebrate Gold on Beaches of Rio

What better way to celebrate Olympic gold than to hit Rio’s beaches?

While the United States gymnastics team may have spent the days leading up to the Olympics training day and night, they spent the day of the closing ceremony getting some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Olympic champions Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian celebrated their array of gold and silver medals by hitting the shores of Rio for some good old fashion beach-day fun.

The women soaked up the sun—while showing off their insanely strong bodies—in Copacabana. And while they’ve accomplished so much at such a young age, the photos and videos prove they’re willing to play as hard as they work.

Rio beach day

A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 20, 2016 at 2:23pm PDT

Copacabana

A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 21, 2016 at 6:21am PDT

@madison_kocian

A video posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 20, 2016 at 2:21pm PDT

A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 20, 2016 at 2:32pm PDT

Lindsey Campbell is the Audience Engagement Editor. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @lyndzicampbell.