The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore for her fifth U.S. women’s gymnastics title on Sunday, all the way down to the light shade of teal. It’s the designated color for survivors of sexual abuse, a group that includes Biles, who revealed in January that she is among the victims of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.
Simone Biles came up with the idea eight months ago, long before she knew how her comeback following a post-Olympic break would go. "I stand with all of them and I think it's kind of special to unite (people)," she said. https://t.co/2GiGuW1FK0
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Biles is the second woman to win nationals five times, joining Clara Schroth Lomady, who won six between 1945 and 1952. Biles also became the first woman since three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes in 1994 to finish first on floor exercise, balance beam, vault and uneven bars.
Top all-around finisher Simone Biles waves as second place Morgan Hurd and third place Riley McCusker look on at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Sunday in Boston. pic.twitter.com/cdLJsJS8jY
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