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Rors endured by girls at the hands of their coaches and sometimes their own families An acclaimed expose that Little Girls PDF or has already helped reform Olympic sports now up. as a former gymnast although nowhere near elite this book petrified me it's hard to believe what young girls and their parents are willing to sacrifice to be the best i'm going to find it really hard to indulge my guilty pleasure of watching gymnastic and ice skating competitions on tv after this enlightening read

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Little Girls in Pretty Boxes The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure SkatersDated to reflect the latest developments in women's gymnastics and figure skating it continues to plead for sanity safety and an end to our national obsession winning at any cos. Joan Ryan is a journalist who knows her stuff and knows how to write This is another book that focuses on the dark side of elite gymnastics and also figure skating Ryan does a fantastic job of supporting her conclusions with statistics from university studies interviews with experts coaches and team mates and especially the dramatic heart breaking stories of the girls and their family Those who didn't make it whether from injury eating disorders abusive coaches or all of the about and This book was written a year before the 1996 Summer Olympics in which the so called Magnificent Seven won the gymnastics team gold I can only wonder what Ryan thought about that and wish she'd write another book about the recent stars

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Little Girls in Pretty Boxes The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters Read & download á eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö ➹ [Read] ➵ Little Girls in Pretty Boxes The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure SkaterFrom starvation diets and in Pretty PDF #180 debilitating injuries to the brutal tactics of tyrannical gymnastics guru Bela Karolyi Little Girls in Pretty Boxes portrays the hor. Twenty years before most of us heard the name Larry Nassar the Gymnastics who molested over 150 gymnasts and other athletes journalist Joan Ryan wrote LITTLE GIRLS IN PRETTY BOXES about the often dark secrets behind competitive gymnastics and figure skating I still gave my copy from 1995 which I read cover to cover the day it was releasedI’ve been a Gymnastics and figure skating super fan since watching Olga Korbut then Nadia Comaneci I wrote a fan letter to Tai and Randy and thought life couldn’t get any better when Randy responded LITTLE GIRLS IN PRETTY BOXES both crushed my fantasy of perfect girls effortlessly twisting their bodies in unimaginable ways by showing the abusive coaches the eating disorders crushed self esteem intimidation and lack of regard these girls and young women endured Some didn’t survive their sportsRyan interviewed athletes family trainers used news reports and footage show the tears behind the smiles and presented the stories in a compulsive readable chapters that had me wanting an updateWith the news of Larry Nassar’s crimes and USA Gymnastics complicity Joan Ryan or somebody else needs to write the next chapter in the failure of USAG and the USOC to protect its athletes from predators Sadly Bela Karoli’s emotional abuse of young gymnasts is clearly documented and well known internationally Officials led the public to believe when Marta took over as USAG team coach the sport had turned away from its abusive past to a gentler humane way of training athletes children trying to pursue their dreams of Olympic glory tumbling toward the gold