Simone Biles has been named as TIME Magazine's 2021 Athlete Of The Year.
- The seven-time Olympic medalist's year was defined by more than just her accomplishments on the mat: "this year demonstrated how athletes are uniquely positioned to propel mental health to the forefront of a broader cultural conversation."
- Biles was also praised for testifying before the Senate on sexual abuse of hundreds of athletes by former USA team doctor Larry Nassar.
- Who's your 'Athlete of the Year'? Should it be measured strictly by on-the-field accomplishments, or should other factors count?
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