Downie sis­ters claim they have been bul­ly­ing vic­tims

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport -

The Downie sis­ters last night be­came Bri­tain’s first cur­rent gym­nas­tics stars to al­lege they had been sub­jected to “an en­vi­ron­ment of fear and men­tal abuse” in the sport.

In a ma­jor in­ter­ven­tion in the child cru­elty scan­dal to have en­gulfed Bri­tish Gym­nas­tics, Becky Downie (28) and El­lie (20), de­scribed how “abu­sive be­hav­iour was so in­grained in our daily lives, that it be­came com­pletely nor­malised”.

They said they were speak­ing out to help young gym­nasts com­ing into sport.

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