Top Australian gymnastics coaches banned for 18 months for verbal abuse in secret 2013 finding
The only Australian woman to have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in women’s artistic gymnastics is coached by two Russians who were suspended for 18 months for the verbal abuse of another gymnast in 2013.
- Two of Australia’s top gymnastics coaches were suspended for verbal abuse in 2013
- The suspension has remained secret due to confidentiality provisions barring those involved from talking publicly
- The Human Rights Commission has identified a “win-at-all-costs” attitude within gymnastics in Australia
The suspension has remained unreported for eight years because under Gymnastics Australia’s complaint handling process, those involved — including the gymnast who was verbally abused and Gymnastics Australia — are barred from…