Ellis O'Reilly looked shocked at what had just happened. It was the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Instead of landing on her feet, O'Reilly landed on her head after a mistake with her footing on her dismount from the beam in the artistic gymnastics.
There was a cruel sound of laughter from sections of the crowd in the gymnastics arena when her dismount went dangerously wrong.
O'Reilly took a few deep breaths and got to her feet. The crowd cheered as she walked off the floor. That was the end of her Olympics. It would also turn out to be the end of her career.
O'Reilly has the distinction of being Ireland's first female gymnast to qualify for an Olympic Games. She was born in the UK, she lives there, her training club was there and she qualified to represent Ireland through her Armagh-born grandfather.
She was 18 in Rio, finished 57th overall and the general media response was this would be a good learning experience.
Sport Ireland published its official review of the Olympics in April 2017. It stated that the two gymnasts - O'Reilly and Kieran Behan - "were unable to respond to the survey" so there was no formal feedback about their specific experiences. It was noted in the report that "injury is an ever-present risk for high-impact sports like gymnastics".
Just over a year after Rio, O'Reilly announced her retirement from gymnastics. There was no reason given in the official press release from Gymnastics Ireland on October 9, 2017, which listed her achievements including her three Irish national titles and described how her qualification for the Rio Olympics "marked a moment that will inspire the next generation of young female Irish gymnasts".
That was the last time O'Reilly was in the news. Until last Friday week.
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If 2020 had gone to plan, this would have been the opening weekend of the Tokyo Olympics, and the resumption of the general love-in with gymnastics.
We would have watched in awe at the power and grace of athletes in a sport that marks them, not against fellow competitors, but against perfection.
But what we are currently seeing is more powerful and courageous, it's a movement with gymnasts around the world speaking publicly for the first time about their experiences of abuse and the frighteningly cruel culture that can exist in elite gymnastics.
This was sparked by the release of the 'Athlete A' documentary on Netflix in June. Gymnasts in the UK posted a unified message on social media with #gymnastalliance which turned into gymnasts opening up about their experiences with an independent review to be conducted on British Gymnastics.
"There is a culture of abuse and fear that permeates the whole sport, not just in the US," former British Olympic gymnast Jennifer Pinches wrote in the Daily Telegraph earlier this month.
"It is not the whole sport or every coach, but there has definitely been a normalised level of emotional abuse, sometimes progressing to physical abuse, which needs to stop."
Pinches says there are three forms of abuse based on what she has seen and heard. "A big one is around body image and weight-shaming," she wrote. "Poor performance is immediately attributed to weight and so many people say their coach would scream words to the effect of 'what did you eat yesterday?' if they did something wrong in training".
Pinches says there is physical abuse, like pushing gymnasts down into the splits when they're not ready for it, and emotional abuse - bullying and shouting. Some of the most courageous testimonies have come from gymnasts who are still competing.
Sisters Becky and Ellie Downie would have been in Tokyo this weekend as Great Britain's best hopes of winning medals.
In a statement on social media they spoke about "an environment of fear and mental abuse" with constant questioning about their weight and over-training which led to injuries.
The sisters believe "this is a gymnastics culture problem, as opposed to just a national one".
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Last Friday week ITV News broadcast an interview with Ellis O'Reilly. She gave a very emotional and harrowing account of her experiences.
The report said that after she landed on her head in the Rio Olympics, she had a scan when she returned home which revealed she had a broken neck and it also showed three fractures in her back from before the Olympics.
"We went to a specialist after the MRI and he said: 'If you continue you would probably have health conditions for the rest of your life'," O'Reilly said. "And if you had another fall like you did in the Olympics you will be in wheelchair."
She said she got abused online and suffered "a lot of stress, anxiety, fear over the years" and seizures. At training with her club, Europa Centre, in the UK, O'Reilly said: "Every training session I would just be crying my eyes out because the pain was horrific."
In a statement to ITV News, Europa Centre denied any wrongdoing.
Gymnastics Ireland issued a statement to the Irish Independent in response to questions about O'Reilly's interview.
The statement said Gymnastics Ireland contacted ITV News following the first broadcast of the interview on the 6.30pm bulletin last Friday week "which unfortunately did not reflect their communications with us".
"In their original email to us ITV stated that Ellis had stressed to them that she always had good relations with Gymnastics Ireland . . . they took our concerns on board, changing their 10pm news bulletin and ensured that the item reflected what Ellis felt about Gymnastics Ireland and highlighted that she was UK-based.
"In addition to this they issued an update to their online news item further clarifying Ellis maintains she has good memories of her times with Gymnastics Ireland.
"Gymnastics Ireland can confirm that, in so far as we are aware, no concern relating to what was described in the ITV interview was ever raised by Ellis nor by anyone else related to Ellis during her time representing Ireland," Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher said in the statement.
"For all of our members our focus continues to be on avoiding a 'win at all costs' culture and we do this by creating a safe and positive environment that focuses on fun, fitness, inclusivity and health at all times."
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Section 6 of Gymnastics Ireland's High Performance Strategy 2020+ deals with 'culture'.
Under the headline 'High Performance System Culture', it states: "Gymnastics Ireland wants to create and foster a culture of ambition and pride whereby results are always maximised and built on, whereby national takes priority over clubs, whereby positive personal development feeds a winning culture".
The next heading deals with retainment and a lifelong involvement within the sport.
O'Reilly is Ireland's first female Olympic gymnast.
Her courage in breaking her silence and speaking about her experiences is the kind of lasting legacy that could further benefit and inform the next generation of young female Irish gymnasts.