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Competing in the Olympics made fencing star Monica Aksamit broke

Last week in Germany, Olympic hero Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championship history — garnering well-deserved international press coverage and, no doubt, potential moneymaking endorsements. It’s been reported that the star was worth $2 million after the Rio Olympics. Meanwhile, in Morganville, NJ, Olympic medalist Monica Aksamit cheered as her GoFundMe haul hit $11,500. Blazer, $475, and pants, $288, both at Chelsea and Walker; “Burton” crop top, $265 at Anne Fontaine, Belt, $17.99 at HM.Tamara BeckwithThe 29-year-old fencer — who won bronze at the 2016 games in Rio — needs to raise $21,000 to fund her path to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. It’s emblematic of the reality for many elite athletes, ...
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