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A group of former elite child athletes seeks a formal apology from the WA Institute of Sport, where they say they endured years of physical, mental and emotional…

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They were at the top of their game, elite child athletes in the hyper-competitive world of gymnastics. But behind the scenes, these women say they were subjected to terrible physical and emotional abuse.
Jen Smith was once an Olympic athlete, but these days she doesn’t want to talk about it.
The talented gymnast had achieved the dizzying heights of Olympic competition by the age of 16, when she represented Australia at the Atlanta games.
But it’s no source of pride for Jen, now 41.
Jen Smith says…

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