Like pretty much everyone I was a big fan of Vanessa Atler in the dark days of late 1990s USA Gymnastics.
GymCastic posted an excellent, candid interview from some months ago. Vanessa volunteered to be interviewed, clearing up many questions we had about her career.
She explains how she often did not know what her coaches, parents and manager were discussing.
If you don’t have time to listen, Dvora Meyers posted a summary with commentary — Former National Champion Speaks Out About USA Gymnastics’ Problems With Eating Disorders And Abuse.
Click PLAY or watch Vanessa’s 1999 Floor on YouTube.