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By Madeline Farber
December 15, 2016

Two powerful women dominated Google search in 2016: Simone Biles and Hillary Clinton.

Biles and Clinton were two of the 10 top trending people in the U.S. this year, Google’s end-of-year data shows. Clinton was the No. 2 trending person, falling just behind President-elect Donald Trump. Biles was No. 7.

To compile its data, Google looked at which topics had the largest jump in traffic over a consistent period throughout the year. And since the Olympics and U.S. Election both occured in 2016, it’s not too surprising that nine of the top trending people were either politicians or olympians. (Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix’s Making a Murderer documentary, was the one outlier).

Although in drastically different ways, both women made history this year. Biles became the first gymnast in a generation to win four golds in one Olympic Games. She also took home a bronze.

And despite her loss, Clinton became the first woman to snag a presidential nomination from the Democratic party—or from any major U.S. political party, for that matter.

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