26 September 2023 - Gymnastics Ireland issues unreserved apology to black girl not given medal at event ceremony
'Unreserved' apology for black gymnast over medal snub
Aengus Cox (RTE, 25/09/2023)
Gymnastics Ireland has apologised "unreservedly" in relation to a complaint of alleged racist behaviour by one of its officials at an event last year.
Black girl at centre of Irish gymnastics race row ‘badly let down’, says ministry
Emma Graham-Harrison (The Guardian, 25/09/2023)
Ireland’s sports ministry has said that a young gymnast at the centre of a racism row was “badly let down”, as it emerged that the head of the country’s sporting authority told the family last year that the girl’s treatment wasn’t racist.
Simone Biles says it ‘broke my heart’ to see footage of a Black girl ignored in gymnastics ceremony
George Ramsay (CNN, 25/09/2023)
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles said it “broke my heart” to see a young Black girl passed over for a medal at a gymnastics ceremony in Ireland, footage of which has gone viral.
'If it's not racism, then what is it?': Mother reacts to young black gymnast denied medal
Abbie Reynolds (LBC, 25/09/2023)
Mother shares how her black daughter was also overlooked as a child, in light of resurfaced video where a young gymnast was left disappointed during a medal ceremony.