Becky and Ellie Downie say GB gymnastics abuse is “completely normalized” | sport


World championship medalists Becky and Ellie Downie joined the group of gymnasts to denounce the shocking abuses of the British team in a devastating statement that “cruel” behavior was “so ingrained in our daily lives that it has become completely normalized. “The sisters, who are considered to be the top hopes of the women’s GB gymnastics medal at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, said they had faced “an environment of fear and mental abuse” , with constant questioning of their weight and attitude, as well as a level of over-training so severe that their bodies broke down repeatedly.


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