Gymnastics

Simone Biles dresses 'for the survivors' while winning fifth US gymnastics title

Simone Biles dresses 'for the survivors' while winning fifth US gymnastics title

The color choice wasn't a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors.

The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning her fifth US women's gymnastics title 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 she was among the victims of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

“[The color] is for the survivors,” Biles said after becoming the first woman in 24 years to post the top score on...

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