Abuse of gymnasts was ‘systemic’ – Channel 4 News

There have already been criticisms of overtraining in UK cycling, swimming and canoeing.

But none have been as damning as the one published today on British Gymnastics.

Lawyer Anne Whyte’s report lists a shocking indictment where young gymnasts were pushed too far by coaches, resulting in physical injury and mental illness.

They were humiliated in front of their teammates and prevented from getting enough food and water.

Some said they were tied to gym equipment for hours while in “great distress”.

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