While there was nothing unusual about the massage, the experience brought back memories that had been blocked for some time. As a young teenager, before she was old enough to drive, Johnson—who grew up in the Puget Sound area—was at a national gymnastics competition when she began experiencing back pain. So she went to see the onsite doctor. She described what followed as assault veiled as treatment.
'I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar': how the gymnastics sexual abuse scandal unfolded
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The International Gymnastics Federation FIG mandates that to compete in the Olympics, women gymnasts must be turning 16 on the same year that the games are held and male gymnasts must be turning Dubious looks do have precedent, as scandals concerning the age of competitors have plagued the Chinese national team in the past. Back in , during the Beijing Olympics, team member He Kexin was rumored to be only 14 at the time that China won gold. The claims were never substantiated.
Larry Nassar joins USA Gymnastics as a trainer According to a lawsuit, Nassar commits his first recorded assault, abusing a year-old girl in the guise of medical research. A year later Nassar gains his medical degree from Michigan State University, where he will commit many of his assaults. He will go on to treat athletes at the next five Olympics and abuse many of them.
Which is Right for Your Child? By Samantha Guzman Your child loves to roll around, jump and climb, and you are thinking of enrolling them in a gymnastics class. After a quick search online, you find gyms offer many different classes, and there are two words that keep coming up: While you may have heard those words before, you still might be confused about the difference between the two. Read on to learn what sets them apart, and which is right for your child.