The Gymnast Alliance is forcing a reckoning with abusive practices that have long been at the center of the sport.
Author Abigail Pesta uncovers grooming and enabling that allowed the former Olympic doctor to abuse hundreds of young girls over decades.
"In many instances they [sexual allegations] were reported and, almost without exception, the people that they were reported to didn't respond”
The reigning Olympic champion secured the highest individual scores in four categories and helped progress her team to the finals, despite suffering from a painful kidney stone the day before.
"Your truth does matter, you matter, and you are not alone."
Mattie Larson was an elite gymnast, beloved by fans. She was also one of the dozens of people sexually abused by team doctor Larry Nassar.
The high-pressure sport puts young girls through years of pain.
My world was changed when, as a nine-year-old gymnast, I watched Dominique Dawes become the first Black person of any gender or nationality to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics.
“Give me one minute with that bastard.”