Gold medal American gymnast McKayla Maroney has lifted the lid on horrifying abuse claims she suffered underneath Group USA‘s watch.
Maroney, who received gold and silver in London on the age of 16, made the terrifying claims in an extended Twitter thread on Monday.
Maroney revealed particular particulars involving disgraced former crew physician Larry Nassar, a now convicted intercourse offender, throughout her time in a USA gymnastics program that was mired in a secret scandal for years.
Maroney additional blamed the organisation itself for permitting the abuse to occur whereas underneath their care as a young person, and was left at camp unsupervised the place she was “molested by a physician twice a day”.
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Belarusian athlete Kristina Timanovskaya stated Sunday she was “secure” and underneath police safety in Japan after claiming her nation had pressured her to depart the Tokyo Olympics.
“I’m secure and they’re within the strategy of deciding the place I’m going to spend the night time,” Timanovskaya stated in a press release on Telegram printed by the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Basis (BSSF), an organisation that helps opposition athletes.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo Video games organisers stated “they’ve spoken to Kristina Timanovskaya straight tonight.
“She is with the authorities at Haneda airport and is at the moment accompanied by a workers member of Tokyo 2020. She has informed us that she feels secure.”
The 24-year-old stated crew officers had tried to take away her from Japan after she criticised Belarus’s athletics federation for getting into her right into a relay race in Tokyo with out giving her discover.
“It seems our nice bosses as all the time determined every thing for us,” she had stated on her Instagram tales which are not accessible.
Timanovskaya later stated in a separate Instagram publish that she wouldn’t have “reacted so harshly if I had been informed upfront, defined the entire scenario and requested if I used to be capable of run 400 metres.”
“However they determined to do every thing behind my again,” she added.
The BSSF stated Belarus officers had tried to “deport” Timanovskaya. The group stated earlier that the sprinter, who had been because of compete within the girls’s 200 metres heats within the Olympic Stadium on Monday, was at a Tokyo airport with Belarusian crew officers and posted a video through which the athlete appealed to the IOC.
“I’m underneath stress and they’re making an attempt to take me overseas with out my consent. I ask the Worldwide Olympic Committee to intrude,” Timanovskaya stated within the video.
Later the opposition group issued the assertion confirming she was secure.
The Belarusian Olympic Committee had claimed that Timanovskaya left the Tokyo Video games on medical recommendation due to her “emotional and psychological state”.
However, talking by means of the BSSF, Timanovskaya stated that declare was “not true” and stated she had not been examined by docs.
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The world was in awe as two athletes opted to share a gold medal for the primary time at an Olympic Video games in 109 years.
Excessive jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy selected to each grow to be champions.
The pair have been each flawless by means of the ultimate on Sunday night time, passing each degree from 2.19 metres all the best way as much as 2.37 metres with no single fault.
That made them equal-first on countback, with the one different man who cleared 2.37m – Belarus’ Maksim Nedaeskau – having faulted at 2.19m and a pair of.35m earlier than passing.
With the Olympic file of two.39m the following degree, Barshim and Tamberi as a substitute spoke with officers about whether or not they even wanted to enter a jump-off to resolve gold.
“Do we’ve got to go?” the Qatari jumper was heard asking.
The pair then shook arms and celebrated as joint gold medallists.
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