Trinidad and Tobago court rules Olympian’s dreams were killed by ‘biased’ gymnastics federation


A screenshot taken from a YouTube video showing Trinidad and Tobago gymnast Thema Williams as she begins her floor routine during the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — When people talk sports in Trinidad and Tobago, football or cricket typically dominate the conversation – but in February 2016 all anyone could talk about was gymnastics. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games were close at hand, and then 20-year-old gymnast Thema Williams was widely considered to be the country’s best hope in the sport – until things began to unravel.

As Williams was preparing for the final qualifier for the Olympic Games, a topless Instagram photograph she posted more than a year prior was brought to the attention of the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics…

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