Gymnastics-British athletes subjected to ‘child abuse’, says former gymnast Pavier

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(Reuters) – Former gymnast Nicole Pavier said British athletes were subjected to “child abuse” and that the findings of an independent review showed physical and mental mistreatment at clubs was more widespread than first thought. The review, led by Anne Whyte QC, was commissioned by UK Sport and Sport England in August 2020 following allegations of mistreatment within the sport in Britain. The report found that British gymnastics suffered from a cultural problem where young athletes were shamed for their weight while others were handed harsh punishments for the slightest mistakes in training….

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