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Olympics: Australian swimmer pulls out, citing ‘perverts’

Olympics: Australian swimmer pulls out, citing ‘perverts’

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Maddie Groves, who won two silvers at the Rio Games in 2016, has withdrawn from Australia's Olympic trials set to start Saturday. She says it should be "a lesson to all misogynistic perverts in sport." A two-time Olympic silver medal winner announced Thursday she was withdrawing from Australia's swimming trials because of "mysogynistic perverts." Maddie Groves did not elaborate on the allegations. Her announcement comes just ahead of Australia's Olympic trials, due to start on Saturday. Australian swimmer Maddie Groves What did Maddie Groves say? In a series of posts on social media, Maddie Groves said that time was up on people who "exploit young women and girls, body shame or medically gaslight them." "Let this be a lesson to all misogynistic perverts in sport ...