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USA Gymnastics To Split Leadership Of High Performance Director

USA Gymnastics is set to split the leadership of its high performance director. Instead of one high performance director, there will be thre...



USA Gymnastics is set to split the leadership of its high performance director.

Instead of one high performance director, there will be three equitable positions: high Performance Developmental Lead, high Performance Strategic Lead, and high Performance Technical Lead.

The organization has been looking for a new head of the women's team after Tom Forster stepped down at the end of last year.

Valerie Liukin, the coach and father of 2008 Olympic all around champion Nastia Liukin, was in the running to be named the high-performance director for USA Gymnastics and considered the favorite to earn the gig earlier this month. However, it was later reported that he was no longer under consideration for the position following backlash as the 55 year old coach is currently under investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for multiple allegations of verbal and psychological abuse of young gymnasts.

Since last decade's sex abuse scandal surrounding USA Gymnastics long time team doctor Larry Nassar, the organization has been under intense pressure to execute a dramatic culture shift and create a healthier environment for all gymnasts.

Photo by  AgĂȘncia Brasil

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