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Simone Biles


Simone Biles


Sector:SPORTSAge: 25Spring, TX
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Her courage under fire after withdrawing from competition during the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2021 inspired all of us to know that we can stand up for ourselves and our mental health, gracefully and with no regrets. And honestly, the story might have ended right there because, as we all very well know, people have a tendency to move on to the next. Not so in this case. As Biles embraced her abilities as an advocate in earnest, she became even more outspoken in 2022 about the need for more support for sexual assault victims, foster care children and the mental health of athletes. For her efforts, Simone Biles became the youngest person ever to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden. Biles--along with nearly 100 other gymnasts--also stood strong in her pursuit of restitution from the FBI for failing to properly investigate the gymnasts' sexual abuse cases against USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar. So when we see her living her best life on the 'gram, we know this is one young woman who truly deserves every good thing that comes her way, and more.

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