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Australian swimmer Maddie Groves has retired from Olympic trials while dealing a blow to “misogynist perverts in the sport”.
Australian swimmer Maddie Groves quits Olympic trials, citing ‘misogynistic perverts’ in the sport https://t.co/8nylpzq9Vu
— ABC News (@abcnews) June 10, 2021
Maddie Groves two-time silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Groves, a two-time silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, announced her retirement from the trials on Instagram Wednesday night.
The trials begin on Saturday in Adelaide.
Groves followed her announcement on Thursday morning on Twitter, saying she couldn’t stand female swimmers being exploited.
“Let this be a lesson for all misogynist perverts in sports and their bootlickers,” Groves tweeted.
“You can no longer exploit, shame or medically gass young women and girls and then expect them to represent you so you can earn your annual bonus.
The purpose of Groves’ comments in her tweet wasn’t immediately clear.
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The 26-year-old, who suffers from endometriosis and adenomyosis, reposted her tweet on Instagram, adding, “Put this in the feed for emphasis. Make her perverted with fear of the number of people supporting a statement that threatens their existence. ”
Last November, Groves said on Twitter that she complained about a “person who works swimming and makes me feel uncomfortable staring at me in my togs.”
Groves claimed the perpetrator had been promoted in his field of activity.
She followed her tweet on December 1st and said, “Woah guys, this may have worked. The next time you stare a crank at your tits and your discomfort falls on deaf ears, try tweeting about it.
“I didn’t even say where you did so well in this workplace because you knew right away it was your shit. Did you recognize my complaint because you already had it on file?”
Swimming Australia released a statement saying it tried to contact Groves late last year.
“Swimming Australia reached out to Maddie in December 2020 to inquire about a tweet she sent regarding possible abuse by someone involved in swimming,” the statement said.
“Maddie declined to provide further information and we have previous complaints from Maddie.
“All allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct are taken seriously by Swimming Australia.
“We consider the well-being, safety and well-being of children and young people to be paramount and we have a duty to inquire in order to maintain the standards of our sport.”
In her Instagram announcement on Wednesday night, Groves stated that she would not give up swimming.
“I am so grateful that I feel so supported in this decision,” she wrote.
“I’m very relieved and I’m looking forward to competing in a few other competitions later this year (yes, sorry / not sorry, you haven’t gotten rid of me yet!)
“I’m so excited to see everyone taking the exams … whatever happens, I really think this will be one of the fastest Australian swim teams ever and I encourage everyone to get on the train early.”
Groves won silver in the 200-meter butterfly and 4×100-meter relay relay at the Rio Olympics. She has also won four gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.