RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09:  (R to L) Gold Medalists Simone Biles, Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Alexandra Raisman of the United States stand on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

My Mile-a-Minute, 16-Year-Old Life Since the Rio Olympics

It’s been really nice to be able to draw on my Olympic experience in my day-to-day life. But there’s still a bunch of stuff that being in the Olympics can’t help you out with. Cooking breakfast, for example.

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To stay on top in my sport takes a lot of hard work and practice. I spend around three hours on the track and two hours in the weight room, six days a week. When I run, I clear my…

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What the (Blank)?: Ibtihaj Muhammad

Next up in the Rio Olympics edition of What the (Blank)? is USA Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. Yes, this is her real handwriting.

Ibtihaj Muhammad trains at the Fencer's Club in New York City, New York on March 2, 2016. (Photo by Lynn Johnson/The Players' Tribune)

The Face of Change

When people think of an American Olympic athlete, they probably don't picture someone who looks like me. Black. Muslim.

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What You Don’t Know About: Rowing

There are a few words frequently associated with boat rides. Relaxing, peaceful, some even say they’re romantic. Unfortunately, the ones that I go on aren’t any of those things.

Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. (AP Photo)

What Ali Meant to Me

When I stood on the podium in Mexico City in 1968, you were with me.

The Michigan Wolverine softball team plays Rutgers on May 8, 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Taylor Baucom/The Players' Tribune)

The Road to the College World Series

The 39th squad in school history also happens to be one of the most successful. The Michigan softball team capped off its 2016 season with a three-game sweep of Rutgers, which helped earn the Wolverines their 20th Big Ten championship, and ninth in a…

The Michigan Wolverines softball team plays Rutgers on May 7, 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Taylor Baucom/The Players' Tribune)

What the (Blank)?: Michigan Softball

Next up in our What the (Blank)? series is the entire University of Michigan softball team.... Yes, the entire team. And yes, this is their real handwriting.

Ibtihaj Muhammad poses for a portrait at Canoe Studios in New York City, New York on March 3, 2016. (Photo by Lynn Johnson/The Players' Tribune)

Meet Team USA's First Hijab-Wearing Muslim Woman

Being Muslim in America right now is not easy. I think it’s especially tough for Muslim women who literally wear religion on our sleeve, in a sense.

Marti Malloy of the United States, right, and Corina Caprioriu of Romania during the women's 57-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

What You Don’t Know About: Judo

You may have never heard of a tokui-waza, and you may have never heard of judo. But I’m sure you have an idea of who Ronda Rousey is.

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What the (Blank)?: Michigan Softball's Sierra Romero

Next up in our What the (Blank)? series is University of Michigan softball infielder Sierra Romero. Yes, this is her real handwriting.

PBR's 10th Anniversary Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden at Madison Square Garden on Friday, January 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Baucom/The Players' Tribune)

Photo Diary: PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney

I’ve made a lot of money riding bulls, and I hope to make a lot more. But to me, it’s always been about the gold buckle.