Olympic swimmer: Coach’s manipulation, abuse dulled success

  • In this July 25, 2011, file photo, Ariana Kukors, of the United States, holds her bronze medal for the women’s 200-meter Individual Medley final at the FINA 2011 Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China. The U.S. Olympic champion swimmer has accused a team coach of sexually abusing her starting when she was 16, the latest misconduct allegations against those charged with caring for young athletes. Ariana Kukors, now 28, told authorities that Sean Hutchison sexually abused her as a minor and took thousands of sexually explicit photographs of her. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

SEATTLE — An Olympic swimmer who accused her former coach of sexually abusing her as a minor described “an extensive, abusive and incredibly manipulative relationship” that spanned a decade in an emotional essay Friday.

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