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Susan Swarbrick: Why "perfect 10" gymnast Katelyn Ohashi is a lesson for our times

As a teenager she spent four years on the US junior national team and won the 2013 American Cup – one of the most prestigious competitions – beating the formidable Simone Biles.

She made the decision to drop down from elite level – the top tier in gymnastics similar to going pro in other sports – in the hope of pursuing a collegiate career.

That includes speaking out about the unrealistic expectations that marred her early career: being kicked out of training for being perceived as "too fat" (even though she weighed less than five stone), developing an eating disorder and coping with myriad painful injuries.

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READ MORE (HeraldScotland)

  • Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi was once body shamed by
  • Katelyn Ohashi: My 'crazy' week as the 'perfect 10' gymnastBBC News
  • The Viral Case Of A “Perfect 10” GymnastNew Day Live
  • Katelyn Ohashi's viral routine blows away Long Island gymnastics starsNewsday
  • Perfection (and joy)UCLA Newsroom
  • Perfect 10: The infectious joy of Katelyn Ohashi's viral gymnasticsIrish Times
  • Gymnast leaves viewers wincing with her final crotch-busting moveBrinkwire (press release)
  • Week two: Gymnastics scores double 10s, student advisor position debatedDaily Bruin
  • Gymnast incredible performance goes viralNews of Bahrain- DT News (press release)

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