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Double Olympic medallist pulls out of Tokyo 2020 trials, citing 'misogynistic perverts'

Double Olympic medallist pulls out of Tokyo 2020 trials, citing ‘misogynistic perverts’ | Different Sports activities Information

Double Olympic silver medallist Madeline Groves has pulled out of Australia’s swimming trials for the Tokyo Video games, citing “misogynistic perverts in sport”.
Groves, who gained silver within the 200 metres butterfly and 4×100 medley on the 2016 Rio Video games, introduced her resolution on Instagram earlier than following up with a livid tirade on Twitter on Thursday.
“Let this be a lesson to all misogynistic perverts in sport and their boot lickers — You possibly can now not exploit younger girls and ladies, physique disgrace or medically gaslight them after which count on them to symbolize you so you possibly can earn your annual bonus. Time’s UP,” she tweeted.  
In December, Groves wrote on social media that she had made a grievance a number of years in the past a few man in swimming who stared at her in her swimsuit and made her really feel uncomfortable.
“I believe he went via some private improvement first hopefully to show him to not stare at younger girls of their toga (swimsuit), THEN he obtained promoted,” she wrote on Twitter.
She additionally wrote {that a} “well-known coach” had made a “creepy remark” to her and apologised quarter-hour later, “probably as a result of the crew psych instructed him to”.
Governing physique Swimming Australia stated that they had reached out to Groves following her feedback in December.
“Swimming Australia reached out to Maddie in December 2020 to investigate a few tweet despatched by her that referenced potential abuse by somebody linked with swimming,” SA stated in an announcement.
“Maddie declined to offer additional info nor do we now have any earlier complaints on file from Maddie.
“All allegations regarding little one abuse or sexual misconduct are taken significantly by Swimming Australia.
“We take into account the welfare, security and wellbeing of youngsters and younger individuals as paramount, and we now have an obligation to make inquiries to uphold the requirements of our sport.”
Australia’s Olympic trials begin in Adelaide on Saturday. 

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