Senior coach Reddin is cleared but steps down from prestigious role at top of British Gymnastics

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Amanda Reddin has stepped down from her role with British Gymnastics. Credit: PA

Amanda Reddin, Britain’s top womens’ gymnastics coach has agreed to step down from one of the most prestigious roles in the sport.

Ms Reddin, who had been due to lead Team GB’s women’s gymnastics squad at the Tokyo Olympics, has been under investigation for nearly 2 years after multiple allegations were made against her by gymnasts she used to coach.

It was announced today that she’s been cleared by an independent panel of any wrongdoing while employed by British Gymnastics (BG) and her suspension has been lifted, meaning she is free to coach again.

However, a statement from BG confirmed today Ms Reddin would no longer be working for them at a senior level: “It has been mutually agreed she will step down from her role as Head National Coach for the women’s artistic programme with immediate effect. British Gymnastics recognises Amanda's commitment to gymnastics and the time she has dedicated to the sport.”

ITV News first reported that Reddin was under investigation in the summer of 2020.

One of the many complaints made against her, for repeated weight-shaming, was lodged by Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler who said at the time Ms Reddin was one of the main reasons she walked away from gymnastics at such a young age. 

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While Ms Reddin has been exonerated over allegations made during her time as a BG employee; further historical complaints are still under investigation. Ms Reddin is cooperating fully with that process.

When ITV first revealed the allegations made against her, Ms Reddin completely refuted them.

We have approached her for a comment on today’s developments, but so far, she has not responded.