Eight-year-old girl describes bullying by British Gymnastics coaches

Further allegations of bullying, and physical and emotional abuse within gymnastics have surfaced including an account from an eight-year-old girl who says she has already experienced abuse in the sport she loves

At just seven-years-old, Paige Southern-Reason says she was tied to a horizontal bar and left hanging there – her pain and cries ignored.

The young gymnast said she was pushed “harder and harder” despite being in tears during training.

The alleged abuse took place at the Heathrow Gymnastics Club where, Paige says, coaches would shout in her face in front of a gym full of people.

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