Rio 2016

Thankfully, common sense has now prevailed in the Twitterverse and many other suitably-impressed mere mortals have now come to her defense. Image: screengrab.

Olympic Gymnast Alexa Moreno Has Been Called A 'Pig' By Body-Shamers

After competing for her country in the artistic gymnastics in Rio on Sunday [August 7], 22-year-old Alexa Moreno was taunted online by cruel trolls. Apparently, Olympic-level taut is not taut enough.

Going for gold. Image: Abdelhak Senna/EPA.

Why Caster Semenya And Dutee Chand Deserve To Compete (And Win) At Rio 2016

Semenya is the favourite to win gold in the 800 metre final on August 21, and perhaps even break the world record. In anticipation of her victory, the controversy around her supposed “unfair advantage” in competition has already started.