It’s pretty clear where Simone Biles’ priorities would lie in the event of a real fire. The American gymnast had one thing on her mind when the fire alarm in her building went off on Aug. 10: her gold medal.
Biles, who won her first Olympic gold medal the day earlier, grabbed the medal before evacuating during a fire alarm, her Snapchat story revealed. The 19-year-old documented the evacuation on the app.
“The fire alarm’s going off, but we got our gold,” Biles said in the video.
Teammate Laurie Hernandez, who also appeared in the Snapchat series, had her gold medal hung around her neck during the evacuation.
Thankfully, all of the Final Five are safe and sound. Biles said it was a false alarm.
She and teammate Aly Raisman will compete in the women’s individual all-around final on Thursday (Aug. 11) at 3pm ET, airing in the US on NBC at 8pm.