Olympic Medalist Goes Public With Sexual Abuse
Margaret Hoelzer squirms in the leather chair, trying to get comfortable. She kicks off the flip-flops and tucks her feet underneath her body. Shifting again, she slings her legs over the side of the chair, revealing the star-spangled toenail polish that still remains from the Beijing Olympics.
U.S. swimmer and Olympic silver medalist Margaret Hoelzer speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Huntsville, Al., on Friday, Sept 12, 2008. Hoelzer revealed her secret -- saying she was sexually abused as a child.
(John Bazemore/AP Photo)
She takes a deep breath, ready to reveal her secret -- saying she was sexually abused as a child.
Now, the swimmer who won three medals at the Beijing Olympics is ready to share her story and work to make sure what she says happened to her doesn't happen to other kids.
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