The head coach of the British gymnastics team, Amanda Reddin, has temporarily stepped aside after multiple allegations of physical misconduct and abuse were levelled against her.
Several elite gymnasts, including Olympic bronze medalist Amy Tinkler, claimed to have been subjected to constant abuse and physical mistreatment while performing for the national team under Reddin’s guidance.
“On Friday, and only in response to media pressure, I was emailed informing me that my complaints had been dealt with and the matter closed,” Tinker wrote on Twitter, informing her followers that British Gymnastics had snubbed her complaints about Reddin.
“The way I received this information made mesick. It reinforced mine and every gymnasts’ fear, which is that their complaints aren’t dealt with fairly and independently. This is why we don’t speak up. This is why we suffer in silence. We know that to speak up is apointless, career-ending task.” (RT)