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  • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post

    Well, you had a 50-50 shot.. and guessed wrong.
    For my 2nd guess

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    • age requirements in women's gymnastics have changed through the years

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_re...201%2C%202005.

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      • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post

        Well, you had a 50-50 shot.. and guessed wrong. I think I previously identified Kelly on this forum years ago. She says she could still do the beam if having two kids had not made her breasts too big.
        Probably more information than we needed, lonewolf :-)

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        • Originally posted by gh View Post
          age requirements in women's gymnastics have changed through the years

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_re...201%2C%202005.
          True but two contemporaries of Ms. Garrison were younger and apparently eligible.

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          • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post

            This is curious.
            My niece, a many times All-American gymnast at University of Oklahoma, made the 1984 Olympic team but was ruled too young to compete in the Olympics. She did compete in Seoul in 1988. She trained from age 10 under coaches associated with OU and is still close to the OU gymnastic program.
            Here is the curious part. She says she never experienced any sexual harassment or abuse in her entire career. I believe her. Was she just lucky to compete in an innocent era? Were potential predators afraid she would tell her daddy (and she would) with serious consequences (not from the administration or bureaucracy)?
            She, dark skin and eyes, 50-0, 100# is happily married to a blond, 6-1, 200# golf pro of Teutonic heritage. Naturally, their first child is a short, dark, artistic boy; the second, a tall blonde daughter already deemed too tall for gymnastic, has become a graceful, versatile dancer.
            No, the 1980s were hardly an innocent era. But not _every_ gymnast was abused. It is also possible that there were practices at the time that she has simply accepted as normal that would not be considered normal today, like daily weigh ins.

            Kelly was old enough for the 1984 team. According to her Wikipedia, she competed in the 1983 World Championships. In 1984 she placed 10th at the Olympic Trials, and was eventually named second alternate for the Olympic team after other athletes were injured.

            I had forgotten that she was the gymnast competing during the bars/springboard controversy. To bring this full circle back to Larry Nassar, Rhonda Faehn was the gymnast who remained in the competition area after pulling Kelly's springboard from her bars mount, causing the team to get a deduction that dropped them to 4th place.

            Rhonda Faehn, decades later, was widely criticized for only reporting Nassar's abuse to Steve Penny, and not the authorities, even though most people would have done the same in her shoes.

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            • Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post

              No, the 1980s were hardly an innocent era. But not _every_ gymnast was abused. It is also possible that there were practices at the time that she has simply accepted as normal that would not be considered normal today, like daily weigh ins.

              Kelly was old enough for the 1984 team. According to her Wikipedia, she competed in the 1983 World Championships. In 1984 she placed 10th at the Olympic Trials, and was eventually named second alternate for the Olympic team after other athletes were injured.

              I had forgotten that she was the gymnast competing during the bars/springboard controversy. To bring this full circle back to Larry Nassar, Rhonda Faehn was the gymnast who remained in the competition area after pulling Kelly's springboard from her bars mount, causing the team to get a deduction that dropped them to 4th place.

              Rhonda Faehn, decades later, was widely criticized for only reporting Nassar's abuse to Steve Penny, and not the authorities, even though most people would have done the same in her shoes.
              Becca, you have researched this more than I. My recollection is from family discussions, especially the failure to move the springboard... Kelly was born 7/5/67 and in international competition from a very young age. Maybe it was the 1980 Olympics for which she was deemed too young. I do remember her joking that she was the old lady of the 1988 team.

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              • Singapore too. Headline - Veteran track and field coach sentenced 21 months for molesting teenage athlete

                https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...esting-teenage

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                • Meanwhile....in China....

                  ESPN investigation finds coaches at NBA China academies complained of player abuse, lack of schooling

                  https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...mpression=true

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                  • Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post

                    Abuse is still common today in many sports. Some Russian gymnasts are coming forward, and Svetlana Khorkina (the Isinbayeva of gymnastics) has accused them all of making it up for attention. The same accusations were made toward Olga Korbut when she came forward as having been abused.
                    Don't you know there are no abusers (or homosexuals) in Russia !

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                    • A lawsuit brought against the University of Michigan alleges that football coach Bo Schembechler and Athletic Director Don Canham, among others, knew of the sexual abuse of athletes by a team doctor.

                      https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor...it-claims.html

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                      • Headline: Terin Humphrey, 2004 Olympic gymnast, comes forward as Larry Nassar survivor

                        Terin Humphrey, a 2004 Olympic gymnast, came forward as a Larry Nassarsurvivor.

                        Humphrey said she was sexually assaulted by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment on consecutive days in 2002, when she was 15 years old,
                        https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2020/...ssar-survivor/




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                        • Headline: USA Taekwondo and coach named in sexual abuse lawsuit

                          Lede:
                          USA Taekwondo has reportedly been accused of taking no action against a coach who allegedly raped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl, a lawsuit has claimed.


                          https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...t-sexual-abuse

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                          • Headline - Stunning joint request by USA Gymnastics and Nassar survivors to order USOPC and insurer CEOs to a settlement conference

                            http://www.thesportsexaminer.com/lan...eid=9224d405f5

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                            • Headline - THE BIG PICTURE: Insurers to USA Gymnastics’ & survivors’ request for forced settlement conference: stop the “rank speculation and baseless accusation”

                              http://www.thesportsexaminer.com/the...eid=9224d405f5

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                              • Headline - My swim coach raped me when I was 17. USA Swimming made it disappear

                                https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...e-it-disappear

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