Olympic Gymnast Claims Karolyi Beat Her
A former Olympic gymnast who trained with the world-famous Karolyis in Romania claims Bela Karolyi frequently beat her, reported KCRA-TV in Sacramento.
Trudi Kollar, known to the world as Emelia Eberle, was a 12-year-old when she was summoned to join Romania's national team in 1976. She earned 13 individual medals in international competition, including an Olympic silver medal.
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#3 Nov 22, 2008
This behaviour was part of eastern-block coaching and mentality.
I had a [woman] coach who called us "cows" and used the rope so slap on thighs.
"Parenthal slap", my foot.
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