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New weight-shaming allegations from Olympic medallist Amy Tinkler are ‘completely unacceptable’, says British Gymnastics


British Gymnastics has described further weight-shaming allegations levelled by Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler as “completely unacceptable”.

In an interview with ITV News, Tinkler claimed national coach Amanda Reddin “went psycho” after finding sweet wrappers in her room, and accused her of looking “fat”.

Tinkler also blames Reddin, who has stepped aside from her role pending a broader investigation into her conduct, for causing an an ankle injury which forced her to miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

British Gymnastics said in a statement: “The incidents recounted by Amy are completely unacceptable in our sport.

“Investigations are already underway into a number of these claims. These allegations, and any additional information Amy wishes to submit, will be provided to the relevant investigations.”

Last week, Tinkler published a series of e-mails in which another national coach, Colin Still, alluded to her being a “fat dwarf”, prompting British Gymnastics to launch a separate inquiry.

Tinkler is not the first elite GB athlete to question “weight-shaming” techniques.

Rio team-mate Ellie Downie revealed she had been routinely told to lose weight during national camps, and been asked by a nutritionist to provide food diaries of everything she ate, and post daily pictures of herself in her underwear.



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