Simone Biles wears teal leotard in show of support for sexual abuse survivors

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has won praise not only for winning her fifth all-around title but for doing so in a leotard that honored survivors of sexuαl abuse.

The 21-year-old athlete wore the specially designed leotard Sunday as she became the first woman in 24 years to be awarded the top score in every single event of a national gymnastics championship.

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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Simone Biles stands on the podium after winning her record fifth U.S. all-around title during day four of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018 at TD Garden on August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during day four of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018 at TD Garden on August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Simone Biles performs her floor exercise during day four of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018 at TD Garden on August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: (L-R) Trinity Thomas (8th), Jade Carey (6th), Grace McCallum (4th), Morgan Hurd (silver), Simone Biles (gold), Riley McCusker (bronze), Shilese Jones (5th), and Kara Eaker (7th) pose during the Women's Senior All-Around medal ceremony on day four of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018 at TD Garden on August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Simone Biles reacts after competing on the balance beam during day four of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018 at TD Garden on August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Simone Biles performs her floor exercise during day four of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018 at TD Garden on August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
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The leotard, which was reportedly eight months in the planning, was a beautiful teal hue, chosen specifically because teal is the color designated to represent survivors of sexual abuse.

In January Biles revealed that she was among those abused by the former doctor for the USA gymnastics team, Larry Nassar.

More than 150 women spoke in court against Nassar, who was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on seven charges and 40 to 125 years on three additional charges.

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2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Victory Ceremony - Women's Individual All-Around Victory Ceremony - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA bites her gold medal on the podium after winning the women's individual all-around final. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Victory Ceremony - Women's Individual All-Around Victory Ceremony - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA, wearing her gold medal, reacts at a camera after winning the women's individual all-around final. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Individual All-Around Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA competes on the vault during the women's individual all-around final. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Individual All-Around Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA competes on the beam during the women's individual all-around final. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Individual All-Around Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA competes on the beam during the women's individual all-around final. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Individual All-Around Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA celebrates winning gold in the women's individual all-around final. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Individual All-Around Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of the United States competes on the uneven bars. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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“[The color] is for the survivors,” Biles told the Associated Press. “I stand with all of them, and I think it’s kind of special to unite [people].”

The “Go Teal” campaign at Michigan State University, where Nassar also worked as a sports doctor, was designed to give people the opportunity to stand in solidarity with survivors by wearing teal ribbons and T-shirts.

Biles’s former Olympics teammate Aly Raisman — who has also spoken out about Nassar’s abuse — was among those cheering her performance.

See the touching moment that Larry Nassar's victims were honored at the 2018 Espy's

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Recipients of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage speak onstage at The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
THE 2018 ESPYS - This Wednesday, the worlds best athletes and biggest stars will join host Danica Patrick for 'The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One' on ABC. The star-studded evening celebrates the best moments from the year in sports and will air live on ABC, July 18 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Image Group LA via Getty Images) THE ARTHUR ASHE AWARD FOR COURAGE RECIPIENTS, SARAH KLEIN, TIFFANY THOMAS LOPEZ, ALY RAISMAN
THE 2018 ESPYS - This Wednesday, the worlds best athletes and biggest stars will join host Danica Patrick for 'The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One' on ABC. The star-studded evening celebrates the best moments from the year in sports and will air live on ABC, July 18 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Image Group LA via Getty Images) THE ARTHUR ASHE AWARD FOR COURAGE RECIPIENTS
THE 2018 ESPYS - This Wednesday, the worlds best athletes and biggest stars will join host Danica Patrick for 'The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One' on ABC. The star-studded evening celebrates the best moments from the year in sports and will air live on ABC, July 18 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Image Group LA via Getty Images) THE ARTHUR ASHE AWARD FOR COURAGE RECIPIENTS, SARAH KLEIN, TIFFANY THOMAS LOPEZ, ALY RAISMAN
THE 2018 ESPYS - This Wednesday, the worlds best athletes and biggest stars will join host Danica Patrick for 'The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One' on ABC. The star-studded evening celebrates the best moments from the year in sports and will air live on ABC, July 18 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Image Group LA via Getty Images) THE ARTHUR ASHE AWARD FOR COURAGE RECIPIENTS
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Sarah Klein, Tiffany Thomas Lopez, Aly Raisman, and the other recipients of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage accept their award onstage at The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: (L-R) Sarah Klein, Tiffany Thomas Lopez, Aly Raisman and recipients of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage speak onstage at The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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