Summary: Gymnastics Ireland has issued an apology after a video went viral showing a young black girl being overlooked during a medal ceremony, while all the white children received awards. The incident, which occurred in March last year, sparked outrage and led to calls for action. Simone Biles, Olympic gold medalist, expressed her support for the girl and condemned racism in sports. Gymnastics Ireland has apologized for the incident and acknowledged that it should not have happened.
Black girl ‘ignored’ during medal ceremony, Gymnastics Ireland apologises
A video showing a young black girl being overlooked during a medal ceremony in Gymnastics Ireland has sparked outrage. The incident, which took place in March last year, has led to calls for action and an apology from the sporting body. Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles expressed her support for the girl and condemned racism in sports. Gymnastics Ireland has apologized for the incident and acknowledged that it should not have happened.
Outrage and Support
Simone Biles, a tour-time Olympic gold medalist, expressed her heartbreak over the incident and reached out to the girl’s parents. Biles sent a video message to the girl, expressing her support and stating that she deserved a medal just like the other girls. The incident has sparked a conversation about racism in sports and the need for equality.
Gymnastics Ireland’s Apology
Gymnastics Ireland has issued an apology after the video resurfaced and caused a massive outcry. The sporting body acknowledged that the incident should not have happened and expressed deep sorrow for the upset caused to the gymnast and her family. They stated that they have been acting in good faith throughout the situation and apologized for any harm caused.
By addressing the issue, Gymnastics Ireland aims to rectify the mistake and ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future. The apology is a step towards promoting equality and inclusivity in gymnastics and sports as a whole.