The long list of women being scrutinized for their appearance continues to grow, and includes athletes such as Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno. As the former world championship finalist competed and came in 31st place out of a field of 61 at the 2016 Rio Olympics, trolls mocked her body looks in tasteless messages posted on Twitter.
But before the body shaming continued, Moreno's fans on Twitter stepped up and perfectly defended her. Some tweets praised Moreno for her incredible athletic accomplishments and others thanked her for serving as a proud inspiration for the people of Mexico.
Here are 15 tweets that prove that Moreno deserves to be celebrated:
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