Y'all, our seats at the Junior Women's Finals of the #usgymnasticschampionships were so good that @jaclynfable and I are clearly recognizable in the video. 😲
Sadly I look ridiculous (but I didn't expect anything different) and will NOT be pointing myself out.
See this teal leotard? It’s more than a competition costume for Simone Biles. For the fifth time in her career, the Olympian triumphed at the U.S. National Gymnastics Championships. And in a first in 24 years, she grabbed gold in each and every event.
Even in all that dominance the most important win was in what she did off the podium. The color of her leotard reflects the same shade used to acknowledge sexual assault victims, inclusive of herself. “I stand with all of them and I think it’s kind of special to unite.” It’s been a long, painful road for Biles and the many women who have shared their stories of abuse in connection with U.S. gymnastics.
Biles competed the entire weekend with the intention of conveying a message of survival. For that, she’s more than a winner. Simone Biles is a different kind of champion. @simonebiles #simonebiles#gymnastics#womensgymnastics#thefinalfive#olympics#survivors#champion#istandwithher#sexualassault#usgymnastics#usgymnasticschampionships#usgymchamps
@simonebiles won her fifth all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. She performed her routines while wearing a light teal leotard she designed herself. Biles, who was one of more than 150 women who went public about being sexually abused by Larry Nassar, said the color was chosen to honor survivors. “[The color] is for the survivors,” Biles said. “I stand with all of them and I think it’s kind of special to unite [people].” Inspired in part by the #MeToo movement, “Go Teal” began at Michigan State, where the physician also formerly worked. Its purpose was to raise awareness about sexual abuse, show solidarity and encourage survivors to find the courage to speak up. Nassar can expect to spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced to concurrent 40-to-125-year and 40-to-175-year terms.
Biles is the first woman since Dominique Dawes in 1994 to finish first on floor exercise, balance beam, vault and uneven parallel bars. (photo by Getty)
Getting called into the living room because you think your hubby needs something, but it's because he knows your love and passion for this sport...your sport...gymnastics!! ❤❤❤ #USGymnasticsChampionships
Just beyond my huge forehead is US Championships MC @johnmacready in the stands doing his contest thing. Been watching his antics for years when Addison competed. Such a funny and entertaining goofball. Love the way he works the audience, especially with the younger kids!
Our new video series “Road to Championships” premiers TOMORROW on the Grander app (link to download in bio)!! New episodes will air every Thursday leading up to the U.S. Gymnastics Championships and will give an inside look at how National Team gymnasts are preparing to compete! #begrander#gymnastics#championships#usgymnasticschampionships @jordanchiles @jadeacarey @livvydunne @morgihurd @emma_malabuyo @sunisalee_ @riley_mccusker @margzetta
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