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US gymnast Simone Biles' best move all night at Tokyo Olympics has been to speak out

Simone Biles of the US is pictured during the Women's Team Final. PHOTO: REUTERS
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TOKYO - Athletes are making powerful decisions these days. They are putting health before medal. They are setting well-being in front of sporting success. This is the best story of the women's gymnastics team final at the Olympics.

Russia win gold but Simone Biles pulls out. On the biggest stage, after one average vault, she sensibly decides she is not mentally ready. Then she makes her best move of the night. She speaks up.

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