Unfair Distortion: Australia's Maddie Groves Releases Olympic Swimming Efforts
- by Tejal-Gore
- Jun 24, 2021 18:46
Maddie Groves, who came second in the 200m and 4x100-meter butterfly line-up for the 2016 Rio Olympics medals, made the shocking start ahead of the Adelaide trial on Saturday. Accusing "mischievous non-women in sports and their boots in the boot," Olympic silver medalist Maddie Groves has released Australian swimming trips for Tokyo.
The 26-year-old, who came second in the 200m and 4x100m butterfly relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics, expressed shock ahead of the trials that began in Adelaide on Saturday. "This should be a lesson to all corrupt people in their games and courts," he said on Instagram at the end of Thursday, describing the act.
"You can no longer exploit young women and girls, humiliate them or enlighten them with health care and expect them to represent you in order to earn your annual bonus. TIME IS OVER." The meaning of his speeches was unclear, but last November, he complained on Twitter that "a swimmer would make me feel uncomfortable the way they stared at me" in his swimsuit.
He also wrote in the coming days about "shocking remarks" made by an unnamed coach, saying he apologized after 15 minutes, "which may have caused the psychiatric team to tell him." Australian swimming president Kieren Perkins said Groves had not made a formal complaint and urged him to contact. "Unfortunately Maddie is struggling a little at the moment it can be seen, based on the social media he writes," he told Channel Nine television on Friday.
"The truth is, the single method we know is, toward social media, he has nevermore touched Swimming Australia, we couldn't talk to him directly and look at his problems to find out what happened." "I can convince him that cases like that are very valuable to us, and giving a safe environment for all stakeholders is very important to us," he added.
Former Olympic 1500m freestyle champion Perkins stressed that the governing body could only address whether a complaint was lodged. "Regrettably, posting on social media is not a potential claim for us. We really need to sit down moreover speak to somebody regarding this," he stated.
"We would love to do this moreover we would like Maddie to approach and talk to us if she hears that she knows." Although he withdrew from the exams, Groves said he did not call for time in his career, saying he was looking forward to "running more competitions over the course of the year."