Team GB gymnast Amy Tinkler says trauma led to her retirement

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  • Complaint submitted to British Gymnastics in December
  • Team GB medallist at Rio 2016 still waiting for response

The Rio 2016 medallist Amy Tinkler has added to the growing pressure on British Gymnastics by announcing she submitted a formal complaint about her experiences as a gymnast to the sport’s governing body in December – but was still waiting for a response eight months later.

Tinkler – the youngest member of Team GB in Rio when aged 16, finishing third in the floor exercise behind the American gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman – also stated that these traumatic experiences were behind her decision to retire in January, and not an injury as was suggested at the time.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jul/14/gb-gymnast-amy-tinkler-reveals-trauma-led-to-her-retirement under the title “Team GB gymnast Amy Tinkler says trauma led to her retirement”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.