Source: AP / Houston Chronicle
Italy’s Carlotta Ferlito apologized Tuesday on Twitter for comments she made at the world championships in Belgium. After fellow Italian Vanessa Ferrari and Ferlito finished fourth and fifth on balance beam — just behind Biles — Ferlito said with a laugh, “I told Vane that next time we’ll have our skin black also so we can win, too.”
Biles won the all-around title earlier in the week, the first black gymnast to become world champion. At last year’sLondon Games, Gabby Douglas became the first black woman to win the Olympic all-around title.
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