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‘Ways we were treated were not OK’: Gymnasts now safe to speak up, says whistleblower – Brisbane Times

Mary-Anne Monckton was one of the first to speak up about abuse in the sport. She finds the AHRC report “confronting”, but welcomes its recommendations.

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A Commonwealth Games medal-winning gymnast who was one of the first to speak out last year about endemic abuse in the sport says she did not understand how wrong some practices were until she retired.
It wasnt until I left the sport that I realised that certain things that happened and ways we were treated were not OK, said Mary-Anne Monckton, once an Australian team regular, now a coach.
Mary-Anne Monckton at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.Credit:Fairfax Photographic
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