Simone Biles to USA Gymnastics: 'You had one job and you couldn't protect us'
08/08/2019 6:42 am PDT
KANSAS CITY (KFOR) -- Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles spoke to reporters Wednesday about her struggle to continue practicing her sport for an organization that did not protect her — and many others — from Larry Nassar's abuse.
“You had one job. You literally had one job and you couldn't protect us,” she said of USA Gymnastics.
Biles spoke to reporters after a training session in Kansas City, Missouri, ahead of the United States Gymnastics Championships.
In January, Biles announced on Twitter that she was one of the many athletes sexually abused by the disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor.
Nassar is serving an effective life sentence on child pornography charges and criminal sexual conduct after more than 150 women and girls said he sexually abused them over the past two decades.
On Wednesday, Biles was asked about her recent tweet in response to an article on a congressional report that said multiple institutions could have stopped Nassar.
“The more I learn, the more I hurt. USAG failed us. USOC failed us. Many failed us. And they continued to fail us,” Biles tweeted.
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