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Why’s The 86-Year-Old Wearing A Leotard? Oh, You Know, Because She’s An Awesome Gymnast.

Johanna Quaas is recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest female gymnast. I’m pretty sure this is what they mean when they say, “You’re only as old as you feel.”

Why’s The 86-Year-Old Wearing A Leotard? Oh, You Know, Because She’s An Awesome Gymnast.

As Canada's women's soccer team prepares for its gold medal match against Sweden this week in Tokyo, it also prepares to make history as the first Olympic team to have an openly transgender, non-binary athlete win a medal at the games.

Quinn, the 25-year-old midfielder, announced their non-binary identity on social media last September, adopting they/them pronouns and a singular name. Quinn said they'd been living openly as a transgender person with their loved ones, but this was their first time coming out publicly.

"I want to be visible to queer folks who don't see people like them on their feed. I know it saved my life years ago," they wrote. "I want to challenge cis folks ( if you don't know what cis means, that's probably you!!!) to be better allies."

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