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Gymnastics Ireland ‘deeply sorry’ to Black girl ignored at medal ceremony

Footage showed the official appearing to snub the girl, the only Black gymnast in a medal lineup.

by NWMNewsDesk
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Ireland’s gymnastics federation has apologised for the allegedly racist treatment of a young Black gymnast who was skipped by an official handing out medals to a row of girls last year.

Footage posted on social media last week of an event in Dublin in 2022 showed the official appearing to snub the girl, the only Black gymnast in the lineup, who looked bewildered.

“We would like to unreservedly apologise to the gymnast and her family for the upset that has been caused by the incident,” Gymnastics Ireland (GI) said in a statement posted on its website on Monday.

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“What happened on the day should not have happened and for that, we are deeply sorry,” said the statement.

“We would like to make it absolutely clear that [GI] condemns any form of racism whatsoever,” it added.

 

 

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