Marcia Frederick accuses coach Rick Carlson


More than two years since Frederick filed a formal complaint with USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, alleging sexual misconduct by Carlson the organization still hasn’t taken action against the coach. …

The USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal became public in 2011 when three women told the Orange County Register that former U.S. national team coach Don Peters had sex with three teenage gymnasts in the 1980s. Peters was banned for life by USA Gymnastics in November 2011 and removed from the sport’s Hall of Fame. Peters did not contest the ban. …

Peters was Frederick’s coach when she won her world title. Frederick said she was not sexually abused by Peters. …

Marcia Frederick, first U.S. Gymnastics world champion, shares story of abuse

If you don’t know Marcia, watch her gold medal winning Bars at 1978 Worlds.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via GymCastic)

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