Simone Biles Responds to Medical Records Being Hacked: 'I Believe in Clean Sport'
Olympic golden girl Simone Biles' medical records have revealed some startling details about the gymnast after they were leaked by Russian hackers.
The hack revealed the gold medalist suffers from ADHD, leaving some to question whether the medication she takes gave her a competitive edge in Rio last month.
The 19-year-old is refusing to let the hack-attack throw her off balance, tweeting: "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."
The four-time Olympic gold medalist added: “Having ADHD, and taking medicine for it is nothing to be ashamed of nothing that I’m afraid to let people know.”
Biles was upfront about taking the drugs, and was given a 'therapeutic use exemption' for the medication she takes by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The USA Gymnastics organization released a statement on Twitter as well about the hack.
USA Gymnastics statement regarding Simone Biles and WADA hack: pic.twitter.com/YTq2iVS7Vu— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) September 13, 2016
“By virtue of the [therapeutic-use exemption], Biles has not broken any drug-testing regulations, including at the Olympic Games in Rio," USA Gymnastics said in the statement.
The Russians also hacked the Williams sisters and posted the stolen medical records of Serena and Venus.
Venus issued this statement: "I was disappointed to learn today that my private, medical data has been compromised by hackers and published without my permission."