Ellie Downie speaks out after ‘weight-shaming’ complaint is not upheld

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The double world medallist gymnast Ellie Downie has expressed her frustration after her complaint about being weight-shamed when she was a teenager was not upheld.

Downie had made the complaint on social media earlier in the summer, saying that she was constantly told to lose weight and that she could “vividly recall being told as a young teenager at a national camp to lose 6kg in two weeks or ‘there would be consequences’.”

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