‘My skating coach sexually abused me’ – BBC News
‘My skating coach sexually abused me’ – BBC News The world of Elite Speed skating here and South Korea has been rocked by allegations of physical and sexual abuse. This is a country that has 124 Olympic gold medals, but no the standard, the quality of the coach, is being brought into question. Why women have come forward and raised their voices? We’Ve been speaking it to one of them anonymously. I was in my first year of high school 16 years old. It was at a public space at an ice rink. I could hug me and kissed me. You would call me in two separate room alone and touch me. He texted me. I love you and asked me to go to a movie theater or have dinner. It lasted for two years and then I left the team. What did you think that? What was going through your brain, I felt dirty, but I couldn’t say no to space, because I thought my life as an athlete would end. If I left him or said no doing, the pressure was harsh. I was beating heavily in elementary school Eden by badminton rackets or the plastic cover for skate blades. Honestly, sexual harassment is a problem, but violence is a bigger problem. However, in skating it’s a given that you’d be beating, it would have been considered strain if we reported it. What you want to see happen to the man involved. I tried not to blame him, but looking back I realize I quit skating because of him. He’S bad-mouthing me now, while continuing his normal life want him to suffer as much as I do.. When medalist Shinseki came forward, she said she had been beaten by her coach name is Sam has come forward to say she was sexually abused and she’s, not the only one stars from the world of Judo and the world and Pit Bull have bull, come forward to Say they were physically or sexually abused, no Siouxland, so three of my state and dynamic, but it remains a patriarchal society. It is difficult for women to question, especially men in Pirate, but things are beginning to change the meter movement is taking hold, and that is because a brave few women have decided to come forward with their stories that happened over and over again. Correa people spoke out. It got swept under the rug and perpetrators acted again. Maybe now is the time for a real change. Maybe we can ensure there won’t be any more victims. There might be other women. What message would you give them? I would like to tell them that we shouldn’t think that it is our fault. We should seek help, let others know and you port on it, don’t suffer alone. South Korea has launched its biggest ever sex abuse investigation after several athletes came forward saying they had been physically and sexually abused by their coaches.
One of them tells her story to the BBC’s correspondent in Seoul, Laura Bicker.
Video by Jungmin Choi, Tessa Wong and Won Jung Bae.
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