"Shim Suk-hee to come forward – after 14 years of silence: ”Traumatized”"
"south Korea's national team in short-track is being shaken by a scandal."
"the Multiple OLYMPIC medallist Shim Suk-hee, 21, tells us that she had been tortured by his own coaches – in 14 years time."
"I feared for my life," she says."
"the News agency Channel News Asia reports that four-time OLYMPIC medallist in short-track, broke out in tears, when she on Tuesday, was in the courtroom once again to testify against their former coach, Cho Jae-beom."
"Shim Suk-hee says that she has been subjected to physical violence and verbal abuse since the age of seven, and that it all escalated in recent years."
"" I have been deeply traumatised by this. He has beaten me and bullied me since I was seven years old. Once, he beat me with a hockey stick so that I broke several fingers and one time he threw metal objects so that I got a big jack in the forehead, " she says."
"Just weeks before the home OLYMPICS in Pyeongchang last winter, there was a new assault, as Shim Suk-hee describes as one of the worst."
"– He kicked me and beat me so hard, especially towards the head, so I thought to myself: ”I might die now'."
"Cho Jae-beom has been in the interrogation by the police confessed that he had beaten the Shim and three other practitioners in connection with the training camp. He said that he did it to ”improve their performance”."
"In the month of October, he was sentenced to ten months in prison for assault, but he appealed the verdict and hence the new trial."
"”Get psychological help”"
"Shim says that she has not dared to tell about the terror until now, because Cho ”hjärntvättat” her and threatened to end her career if she goes out with her history."
"– I receive psychological treatment for depression, regret, sleep disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder, " says Shim Suk-hee."