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Olympic Swimmer Drops Out Of Trials, Blasts 'Misogynistic Perverts' In Shocking Statement

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The sports world is having a reckoning right now. Recently, tennis experienced a shakeup when Japanese champion Naomi Osaka bowed out of the French Open to protect her mental health from the press.

Now, in a similar move, Australian swimmer Maddie Groves has announced that she will not be participating in her country’s Olympic trials ahead of the Tokyo games, making a point about misogyny in the sport. Related: Simone Biles Becomes First Woman To Win All-Around US Gymnastics Title 7 Times The athlete, who won two silver medals during the 2016 Olympics in Rio, shared her decision on Instagram earlier this week, writing that she would continue to swim in other competitions and encouraging fans to watch the trials anyway.

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