‘Misogynistic Perverts’ – Aussie star pulls out of Olympic swim trials

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Australia’s Madeline Groves reacts after she competing in the Women’s 200m Butterfly Semifinal during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. (AFP)

SYDNEY, Australia  – Blaming “misogynistic perverts in sport and their boot lickers”, dual Olympic silver medallist Maddie Groves has pulled out of Australia’s swimming trials for the Tokyo Games.

The 26-year-old, who came second in the 200-metre butterfly and 4×100 medley relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics, made the shock decision ahead of the trials starting in Adelaide on Saturday.

“Let this be a lesson to all misogynistic perverts in sport and their boot lickers,” she said on Instagram late Thursday in explaining the move.

“You can no longer exploit young women and girls, body shame or…

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