New end-of-year data from Google indicates that Clinton and Biles were two of the top trending people in the U.S. in 2016. Clinton was the second top trending person in America, behind President-elect Donald Trump. Biles was the seventh.
This data is based on searches that had the largest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2016 as compared to 2015. It does not take into account searches for people who passed away in 2016.
Both Clinton and Biles dominated in their respective fields this year. While Clinton did not win the presidential election in November, she did become the first woman to clinch a presidential nomination from a major U.S. political party. Clinton also won the popular vote, taking home over 2 million more votes than Trump did.
Gymnastics prodigy Biles burst onto the Olympic scene this summer, sweeping up four gold medals and one bronze. Biles made history as the first gymnast in a generation to win four golds in one Olympic Games.
Given Clinton’s historic presidential run and Biles’s remarkable Olympic performance, their high search results aren’t all that surprising. Still, it’s heartening to see two dynamite female role models top Google’s trending lists.
Clinton and Biles were the only women to appear on Google’s Top Trending People list. Check out the full list below.
Before you go, let’s take a look back at some of Biles and Clinton’s biggest moments in 2016.