Black women have always elevated the sport of gymnastics, and this past year is irrefutable proof of that. From viral floor routines from college gymnasts to jaw-dropping, never-before-seen skillsexecuted by Simone Biles, Black gymnasts have finally been recognized for their invaluable contributions to the sport. But the spotlight that’s been shone on these athletes is long overdue, and while there are signs of progress in a sport where Black women’s efforts have historically been overshadowed or erased, there’s still a lot of work to be done. POPSUGAR spoke with gymnastics insiders about the hidden figures of the sport, the toxic culture that can hold back Black gymnasts, and the ways their undeniable presence now will help shape the sport’s future. Read More
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