The sports therapist accused of years of verbal and physical abuse of the late triathlete Choi Suk-hyeon admitted to the allegations against him in comments to reporters in his first public appearance Monday.
A regional sports association asked prosecutors Wednesday to charge a central figure in a triathlon abuse scandal with assault and sexual harassment.
The Korea Triathlon Federation on Monday banned for life the head coach and a senior athlete accused by late triathlete Choi Suk-hyeon of verbally and physically abusing her for years.
Former teammates of Choi Suk-hyeon, the late 23-year-old triathlete who committed suicide after claiming to have endured years of systemic verbal and physical abuse, on Monday provided accounts corroborating many of Choi’s allegations.
The suicide of a 22-year-old triathlete from the Korean national team who endured years of systemic abuse and assaults is prompting a public outcry.