Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is calling out USA Gymnastics in the aftermath of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal.
Biles, who is preparing for this weekend’s U.S. Gymnastics Championships, got emotional on Wednesday when asked why she thinks it’s important to keep speaking out about the scandal.
“It’s hard coming here for an organization having had them fail us so many times,” she said. “We had one goal and we did everything they asked us for, even when we didn’t want to. And they couldn’t do one damn job. You had one job. You literally had one job and you didn’t protect us.
“And it’s just really sad, every time I go to the doctor or training I get worked on, it’s like I don’t want to get worked on,” she added. “But my body hurts. I’m 22 and at the end of the day that’s my fifth rotation. And I have to go through therapy but it’s just hard and we try to work through it. It will take some time.