Thema Williams compensated $200,000

… the judge ordered the TTGF (Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation) to compensate Williams for its decision to withdraw her from representing this country in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and instead replace her with Canadian-born alternate Marisa Dick. …

TT Gymnastics Federation ordered to compensate Thema Williams

I’m surprised to see this ruling.

In many sports any athlete can be replaced by Federations for many reasons. Can a judge rule on whether or not an athlete should be withdrawn?

That said, I was in Rio for the Olympic Test Meet podium training. Thema did not look injured to me at the time.

TTGF might appeal, of course. I doubt they have $200k in the bank.

related – Justice for Thema: Gymnast wins lawsuit against TTGF

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