Time Magazines 2021 Athlete of the Year: Simone Biles

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17 December 2021 Current Affairs:Simone Biles has been chosen Time magazine’s Athlete of the Year for the year 2021. 

Highlights:

  • When she withdrew from four event finals at the Tokyo Olympics, the world’s most decorated gymnast, a four-time Olympic medalist, was praised for prioritizing her mental health.
  • Despite the setback, the 24-year-old took silver in the team all-around and bronze in the balance beam in the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Hundreds of athletes, including Biles, have accused the FBI, USA Gymnastics, and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee of failing to halt the abuse.
  • Biles gave an emotional testimony at a US Senate hearing into the sexual abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar a month after the Tokyo Olympics.

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