Exposing an Abusive Culture in Elite Gymnastics

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Former gymnasts Jamie Dantzscher and Sarah Klein share that parents were not allowed to watch practice at elite gyms. Dr. Judy says that by isolating you from your loved ones, they can continue the cycle of abuse. Jamie Dantzscher started competing at 7, and Sarah Klein at just 5 and Sarah shares you’re asked to give your body away to your coach – usually a male. ESPN Investigative Journalist John Barr and Dan Murphy, co-authors of “Start by Believing” share that this toxic culture was, in part, created by famous coaches Bela and Marta Karolyi, who trained Mary Lou Retton.