Allegations in the British gymnastics: environment of fear and mental abuse

The abuse allegations in the British gymnastics to draw more circles. Now the world-class turn have complained inside Becky and Ellie Downie, the "environment

Allegations in the British gymnastics: environment of fear and mental abuse

The abuse allegations in the British gymnastics to draw more circles. Now the world-class turn have complained inside Becky and Ellie Downie, the "environment of fear and mental abuse". "This never-ending focus on my weight, has left deep scars, which I believe will never be healed," wrote Ellie (20) in a Statement, the two sisters published on Thursday on Twitter.

you have seen many girls with "eating disorders and mental problems," said Ellie Downie, WM-third of 2019 at the jump. Her older sister Becky (28) added that they, too, had for years taken no food into the aircraft. The world championship in 2019 at the level of fear, "the Trainer browse the bags have a bar."

on Tuesday, the national Association of British Gymnastics had an independent inquiry into the recent abuse allegations announced. Occasion were incriminating media reports, according to which seven-year-old girls had suffered physical and psychological damage. Such behavior "have in our Sport has no place," said Jane Allen, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association.

Becky's and Ellie's statements come a year before "the pinnacle of our sport, the Olympic Games." And, in the Association for mighty uproar. But "the well-being of young children who come to the gym", was their duty and their safety "is more important than an Olympic medal". A lot had changed in her Sport, but admitted the two gymnasts.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 08:21

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