Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles Responds To Her Medical Records Being Hacked

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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has responded to her medical records being hacked by defending what was in them.

On Tuesday, the 19-year-old Olympic gold medal gymnast tweeted that she has ADHD and that she wasn’t ashamed to admit it, after Russian hackers released her medical records online, leading some to suggest the medication she was on had given her a leg up in the Rio Olympics, according to Inside Edition(RELATED: Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles To Release Autobiography This Fall)

2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Team Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA competes on the beam during the women's team final. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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“I have ADHD and have taken medicine for it since I was a kid,” Biles tweeted. “Please know, I believe in clean sport, have always followed the rules, and will continue to do so as fair play is critical to sport and is very important to me.”


“Having ADHD, and taking medicine for it is nothing to be ashamed of nothing that I’m afraid to let people know,” she tweeted. (RELATED: Simone Biles Carried The American Flag At The Closing Ceremonies Of The Olympics)

The official Twitter account of the United States Gymnastics team backed up Biles saying she hadn’t done anything to enhance her skills at the Summer Olympics in Rio and had broken no rules by using the ADHD medication.

Simone Biles of USA celebrates winning gold in the women's gymnastics individual all-around final. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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“Biles submitted and was approved for a therapeutic use exemption, the proper paperwork for any medication that an athlete takes for an illness or condition that requires the use of medication included on the World Anti-Doping Association prohibited drug list, for prescribed medications she takes,” part of the statement read.

“By virtue of the [therapeutic-use exemption], Biles has not broken any drug-testing regulations, including at the Olympic Games in Rio.”