British male gymnasts sexual harassment complaint rejected: truth covered

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 British male gymnasts sexual harassment complaint rejected: truth covered


At the Rio Olympics, British male athlete Wilson won the bronze medal on the horizontal bar, creating the history of British gymnastics. Wilson is also the most famous male gymnast to be accused of being abused. Before that, athletes from Australia, Britain, the Netherlands and Switzerland have all been accused of emotional and physical harassment.

Wilson, who won the bronze medal on the horizontal bar at the Rio Olympics, told the BBC that he had complained to the Leeds gymnastics club about having a quarrel with an official of the club at a social event, but his complaint was rejected after an internal investigation by the club, while the British gymnastics Department upheld the original judgment after review.

Wilson, 24, expressed his dissatisfaction. He said that he had parted ways with his hometown club, and worried that his qualification to participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games would be affected. Some truth he did not dare to tell. The truth is covered up! I just felt like no one was listening to me and I was wronged. In my opinion, the main reason is that we are under control, we are afraid to tell the truth, because it will affect my Olympic qualification. So we have to keep silent, we have to act on orders.

This is the culture here, and I describe it as a culture of abuse, and thats what Ive been through for the last 20 years, and Ive been breathing in that culture for 20 years. In my opinion, gymnasts are treated as pieces of meat. Wilson also said, I would say I was abused, but we want to win Olympic medals, officials and coaches want to get Olympic medals.

I believe theres also a lot of control over abuse in Gymnastics in the U.S., because theyre in charge of our livelihoods, Wilson said However, for Wilsons complaint, the Leeds gymnastics club and the British gymnastics team both issued statements to deny and disagree with Wilsons statement, saying that they had conducted a professional and powerful investigation into the above charges, and finally rejected Wilsons appeal. Source: Netease sports Author: Jiang Feng, editor in charge: Wang Chengcheng_ NB12651

I believe theres also a lot of control over abuse in Gymnastics in the U.S., because theyre in charge of our livelihoods, Wilson said However, for Wilsons complaint, the Leeds gymnastics club and the British gymnastics team both issued statements to deny and disagree with Wilsons statement, saying that they had conducted a professional and powerful investigation into the above charges, and finally rejected Wilsons appeal.