Lindsey trained at Twistars. Was treated at Michigan State University.
She estimates that Nassar performed his “treatment” on her some 600 times …
“But I thought it was a legit medical treatment. … Who was I to question him?”
In September 2016, the MSU women’s gymnastics team was called into an urgent meeting. Lindsey was now 20 and had transferred to MSU on a full scholarship after spending a year at the University of North Carolina. Officials announced that there were allegations against Nassar. “They said we weren’t allowed to tell anybody,” says Lindsey.
I’m waiting on the next GymCastic podcast to get Jessica’s take on the most recent developments in the Nassar case. For the first time he admitted guilt: 3 counts related to child pornography. In return, the plea bargain says prosecutors won’t pursue federal charges alleging sexual abuse of four young women.
He’l be sentenced on Nov. 27 in federal court in Grand Rapids, Mich.
In conjunction with World Championships 2017 an acrobatic sports symposium has been scheduled October 5-8th. (4 days)
Three streams to choose from: Sport Science & Health, Technical workshops and Gymnastics for All.
Organized by Guy Lavoie, I know it’s going to be good.
Speakers include Hardy Fink, Keith Russell, Carol Angela Orchard, Peggy Liddick, Josée Cyr and a number of top sport scientists. This event is a flashback to the excellent symposium hosted in conjunction with 1985 Worlds Montreal.
If you are looking for something different than the for profit, predictable USAG Congress events, consider this alternative.
Two pricing options:
Package 1: Montreal 2017 National Symposium $325 CAD ($240 US) + taxes
Package 2: Montreal 2017 National Symposium & tickets for the finals on Oct. 6 to 8 $405 CAD ($300 US) + taxes
Ekaterina Sokova, a 16-year-old Russian gymnast and former member of the national team, has made a video alleging that coaching neglect led to a deterioration of a hip joint injury and, eventually, a hip replacement surgery. …
BEST is to get individual advice for each athlete from the best experts available. (Personally I like Athletic trainers because they are all about getting athletes back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.)
It’s worth checking some tips from The Perhap Guys, Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidates from USC. Strength and Conditioning Specialists.
Why this is not the time to move on because nothing has changed
Three things that still need to be done to prevent abuse at USA Gymnastics
USAG still going to do their own policing on non-sexual abuse misconduct and crimes. SafeSport only investigating sexual assaults.
Jessica O’Beirne is the person to follow on this issue. Now that Steve Penny has resigned — a symbolic sign of willingness to change — Jessica details some of the next steps necessary if USAG is actually going to make the sport safer for athletes into the future.