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Battered Olympic champion: violence over the years, escalated

your statements are shocking. For 14 years, Shim Suk-hee from her coach and beaten insulted. This is the 21-Year-old said at a hearing before the court in Suwon. In tears, the two-time short track Olympic medalist told that you are the Coach, Cho Jae-beom broken even once during the beating with a hockey stick the Finger.

she was deeply traumatized, said Shim further: "The violence has escalated over the years." A further low point she experienced a few weeks before the Olympic winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang. The coach had kicked her so hard and against the head, that you've thought: "I could die now." You suffered a concussion – won after that, but, nevertheless, with the 3000-m relay as in Sochi 2014 Olympic gold. About 1500 and 1000 meters remained, however, in contrast to 2014, without a medal. At that time, she had taken silver and Bronze.

depression and insomnia

Next was the Shim in court that Cho have you and other athletes subjected to a brainwashing: "We were in front of extreme fear, like a prisoner." Shim is currently in mental health treatment. Among other things, she suffers from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and insomnia.

In a first process in mid-October, the coach had been convicted of bodily injury to ten months in prison. At the time, Cho, Shim, and three other athlete confessed to have beaten up, to "improve their performance". Nevertheless, he went in appeal. Shim did not dare to at that time, her tormentors face. To be great is the fear of a confrontation with him. "Now I took my courage together, because I had to speak the truth," she said in court.

Until the beginning of December, the coaches of the South Korean women's Curling team were dismissed. They had offended the "garlic-Girls," as the surprising silver profit are called inside of Pyeongchang, "and exploited". (fas)

Created: 18.12.2018, 19:05 PM

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