Bri­tish Gym­nas­tics sus­pends two of Olympian Tin­kler’s for­mer coaches

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport - By Ben Rumsby sport in­ves­ti­ga­tions reporter

Two of Olympic medal­list Amy Tin­kler’s for­mer coaches have been sus­pended by Bri­tish Gym­nas­tics.

The gov­ern­ing body con­firmed the pair had been re­lieved of their du­ties tem­po­rar­ily, more than a month af­ter Tin­kler went public with a com­plaint lodged last

De­cem­ber that she said had not been re­solved.

Tin­kler, who won bronze at Rio 2016 aged just 16, also re­vealed she had re­tired from the sport in Jan­uary be­cause of her trau­matic ex­pe­ri­ences and not an in­jury, as had been sug­gested at the time.

A Bri­tish Gym­nas­tics spokesman said: “Two coaches from South Durham Gym­nas­tics Club are cur­rently sus­pended. Sus­pen­sion is a

neu­tral act in­tended to pro­tect both par­ties in a com­plaint.

“We’re not in a po­si­tion to com­ment fur­ther on these sus­pen­sions or on any other coaches at the mo­ment.”

Tin­kler, who moved from the South Durham club in Spen­ny­moor to train in Basil­don, in 2017, said she had spo­ken out af­ter re­ceiv­ing coun­selling from South Es­sex Gym­nas­tics Club.

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