Michiel de Hoog writes about sport for De Correspondent in Netherlands.
Though no Gymnastics expert, de Hoog put together a very damning article on the culture of elite women’s Gymnastics.
There are some specifics overstated. No examples at all of any elite gymnasts who feel they didn’t suffer child abuse. But his main point is hard to refute.
Best read it for yourself.
Women’s gymnastics has a decades-old, reform-resistant culture of abuse. It’s hard to see a solution when child abuse isn’t an exception in women’s gymnastics – it’s the logical consequence.