Madeline Groves won't compete in Tokyo after winning two silver medals in 2016.
Two-time Australian Olympic medalist Madeline Groves won't compete for a spot in the Tokyo Games, citing exploitation of "young women and girls" in swimming.
Groves, 26, won silver medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games in the 200-meter butterfly and the 4x100-meter medley.
She announced on social media Wednesday that she "made the decision to not compete at Olympic Trials in Adelaide."
She also wrote that she was "very relieved" and "excited to watch everyone at trials," but did not initially provide a reason for her withdrawal.
Groves has levied previous criticism, including recounting last November a "weirdo" who stared at her while she was wearing a swimsuit.
According to Reuters, governing body Swimming Australia reached out to Groves after her November Twitter posts. »