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Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 6

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It looks like Russian hackers want you to know that Olympic darling and champion gymnast Simone Biles hasADHD. In the wake of the leak, Biles confirmed that she has taken medication for the condition since she was a child.

The Olympian made the announcement Tuesday (09-13-16) after the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) disclosed that Russian hackers had publicly released the confidential records of some U.S. Olympic athletes, including Biles’. The 4-time gold medalist’s leaked data showed that she had tested positive for methylphenidate, also often known as Ritalin.

Methylphenidate is a banned WADA substance. But U.S.A. Gymnastics wrote in a statement that Biles had received an exemption since she takes it because of her medical condition, reports the Huffington Post.

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