Gymnastics

Danusia Francis on improving Gym culture

Back in training for next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo following quarantine, British-based Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis is also devoting her energy to helping change the often-abusive culture of gymnastics brought to light in part by #gymnastalliance, an online movement launched in her native England. …

DF: The #gymnastalliance movement was an idea of (2012 British Olympian) Jenni Pinches.

… Jenni came up with the statement with the idea to show solidarity and that we do not stand for any kind of abuse in gymnastics. …

I also believe I am an example that you can achieve your goals within a nurturing happy environment instead of this culture of abuse that many gymnasts had to endure.  …

DF: I feel that if a gymnast isn’t happy at their club right now, then the best option would be to change clubs. There are many great coaches out there. You do not have to tolerate a negative experience …

Jamaica’s Francis: ‘You Do Not Have To Tolerate A Negative Experience

The secret agent: Danusia Francis