Jordyn Wieber won’t be attending her induction into the 2020 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame class and it has everything to do with USAG, not the prestigious accolade itself.
In an article published by Deadspin on Wednesday, Wieber revealed she felt conflicted when she found out she was being inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame in early August.
Furthermore, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and current Arkansas head coach has made the decision to not attend any events surrounding USAG’s Hall of Fame induction when it takes place next June during the 2021 Olympic Trials.
“I want it to be clear that I don’t condone the way they handled any of the [Nassar] abuse allegations,” Wieber told Deadspin.
“Until I feel like they have accepted that responsibility and done what they have to do to prevent it from happening to other athletes, I don’t want to support the organization.”
In January 2018, Wieber testified in court that she was sexually abused by USAG’s team doctor, Larry Nassar, during her elite career.
Both Wieber’s former gymnastics coach, John Geddert, and coaching mentor, Valorie “Miss Val” Kondos Field, have faced abuse allegations.
Geddert retired from coaching in January 2018, just one day after USAG suspended him pending an investigation into abuse allegations.
2000 Olympic alternate Alyssa Beckerman accused Miss Val of abusive coaching methods in an open letter in August.
Wieber has yet to comment on the accusations against her mentor.