Australian swimmer Madeline Groves announced she’d be withdrawing from Australia’s swimming trials for the upcoming Tokyo Games and said “misogynistic perverts in sport” were to blame.
The two-time Olympic silver medalist posted a note on Instagram, telling fans that she would not be taking part in the Olympic Trials in Adelaide, which start this weekend. she also added that she felt “so grateful to feel so supported in this decision” and “very relieved.”
In a separate Twitter post, Groves added a further note as to why she’s skipping this year’s Olympic Trials: “Let this be a lesson to all misogynistic
The U.S. Olympic swimming team for the Tokyo Games will be determined at the Olympic Trials in Omaha over eight days, live on NBC Sports.
The top two finishers per individual event, plus likely the top six in the 100m and 200m freestyles for relays, are in line to make up the roster.
Headliners: Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky, who could make the Olympic team in five and six events, respectively, when including relays. One woman has won more than four gold medals at a singe Olympics — East German swimmer Kristin Otto in 1988 (six). No American woman
Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misogynistic perverts” in the sport.
Groves didn’t detail her allegations, which initially surfaced last year, and Swimming Australia president Kieren Perkins on Friday said he was trying to contact the two-time Olympic silver medalist.
“We have had an ongoing dialogue that has been generated by Maddie through social media. We reached out with her in December 2020 to try to engage with her on these concerns she has,” Perkins told the Australian
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Double Olympic silver medallist Madeline Groves has pulled out of Australia’s swimming trials for the Tokyo Games, citing “misogynistic perverts in sport”.
Groves, who won silver in the 200 metres butterfly and 4×100 medley at the 2016 Rio Games, announced her decision on Instagram before following up with a furious tirade on Twitter on Thursday.
“Let this be a lesson to all misogynistic perverts in sport and their boot lickers — You can no longer exploit young women and girls, body shame or medically gaslight them and then expect them to represent you so you can earn
An unprecedented five years after they were last held, the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials air live on NBC Sports and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA throughout the next week.
All seven finals, plus semifinals of the individual events, air live from Indianapolis, where the Trials return for the seventh time since 1984.
Competition begins Sunday with preliminary action. Individual semifinals are June 8-9, with finals June 10-13.
The U.S. qualified the maximum two divers in each individual event – men’s and women’s springboard and platform – plus a synchro team in men’s and women’s springboard and women’s platform for
NBC Sports, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and Peacock air record coverage of U.S. Olympic Trials for swimming, diving, track and field and gymnastics throughout June.
It includes more than 85 hours, more than 50 of which are in primetime, the most-ever for those combined Olympic Trials.
Swimming: Omaha, Neb.
Wave I — June 4-7
Wave II — June 13-20 (top-seeded swimmers)
Track and Field: Eugene, Ore.
Gymnastics: St. Louis
In swimming, the top two per individual event in Wave II are in line to qualify for