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Simone Biles Responds to Leaked Olympic Drug Reports About Her ADHD Meds

When you think of Russia and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, maybe you think of their doping scandal. Maybe you think of a U.S. swimmer slamming Russian athletes for not competing “clean.” From now on, though, it’s likely you’ll think of Russia trying to get the last word. Russian hackers have claimed responsibility for a hack of private medical files of U.S. athletes, leading to a condemnation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Among those whose info was leaked are Venus WilliamsSerena Williams, and Simone Biles, the 19-year-old gold medalist and gymnastics wunderkind who was chosen as the first female gymnast to carry the American flag in the Closing Ceremony.

U.S. Gymnastics acted quickly and released a statement about Biles’ records, making it clear that she had filed and been approved for a therapeutic-use exemption for the ADHD drugs in her system.

Biles took it one step further, using the hack as a conversational tool to fight the stigma surrounding medication:

Brave move for a teen, but standard procedure for a national hero.

[image via screengrab]

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