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It’s been quite the week for GOAT gymnast Simone Biles. On Monday, she was named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit against USA Gymnastics (USAG). Then on Tuesday, she performed a triple-double dismount — a move never been seen before. Get that dirt off your shoulders.

June 18, 2020
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The GIST: It’s been quite the week for GOAT gymnast Simone Biles. On Monday, she was named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit against USA Gymnastics (USAG). Then on Tuesday, she performed a triple-double dismount — a move never been seen before. Get that dirt off your shoulders.

Wow: Wow is right. Biles is now one of more than 140 plaintiffs suing USAG for failing to protect them from disgraced former USAG team doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually assaulted over 300 female athletes and at least one male athlete under USAG’s nose. Disgusting.

  • Although Biles kept her name out of the criminal and civil proceedings since the case was first made public in 2016, she hasn’t remained silent. At last year’s US Championships, she made her feelings very well known. So strong.

Can she compete for an organization she’s also suing?: It seems counterintuitive, but yes. Similar to the US women’s national soccer team and their ongoing lawsuit with the US Soccer Federation, Biles will still compete for Team USA. And you better believe she won’t be missing next year’s Tokyo Olympics — rumor has it they might just be her last.