According to Great Vegan Athletes, Vicki Cosio, who won the U.S. Senior National Tournament in 2014, decided to switch to veganism way back in 1999. Her justification for the switch? The animals.
“We are vegan for the animals,” she once said about herself and her husband, as per Green Vegan Athletes. “We love them so much. We can’t stand the thought of animal cruelty, and we don’t want to be a part of it. That’s the reason we went vegan.”