Maggie Nichols was born on September 12, 1997, and from Little Canada, Minnesota, United States. She is an American collegiate artistic gymnast for the University of Oklahoma and competed at NCAA gymnastics.
However, her Olympic dreams were crushed after becoming the first person to report allegations of sexual abuse against Dr. Larry Nassar and became “Athlete A.” In the new documentary reveals how Nichols’ daughter, Maggie, was the first athlete to report that USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar had sexually abused her.
But the organization didn’t react immediately in 2015, Nassar went on to molest other girls. In addition, it looks into systemic cover-ups and delays in reporting the abuse by USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. “Athlete A” airs on Netflix Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk spent 2½ years making “Athlete A,” named for the alias that protected Nichols’ identity in early court documents. Furthermore, the documentary features account from multiple women who suffered at the hands of Nassar.
In the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, she won a gold medal with the American team and an individual bronze medal on floor exercise. Then, Maggie received a bronze medal in the all-around and on uneven bars and floor exercise in 2014 and the silver medalist in the all-around in 2015.
Furthermore, she was the ninth NCAA gymnast to complete a Gym Slam and the first NCAA gymnast to have achieved it twice. Maggie Nichols started her gymnastics career at age 3, and at that time, she already had dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast.
A few days after the conclusion of the Olympic Trials on July 13, 2016, Nichols announced her retirement from elite gymnastics via Instagram and interview. Maggie Nichols’s mother believes she was left off the 2016 Rio Olympics roster as punishment for reporting the abuse.
On July 14th, 2020, she shared an Instagram post about her retirement from the Gymnastics career at the University of Oklahoma, she wrote “Hi friends!! Today I am announcing my retirement from elite gymnastics. This has been the hardest decision I’ve made, but it’s what is right for me. I have been so blessed to be able to represent the United States in multiple international competitions and the World Championships and becoming a world champion. I’ve gone through so many injuries and hard times, and I’ve been through so many good times and I’ve learned so many incredible life lessons I wouldn’t have been able to learn without my elite career. Words can’t even describe the things I’ve been through. Looking back it’s such an amazing experience, and I’m so thankful I was able to experience all of that. I can’t thank my coaches and my parents enough for everything they have done for me and sacrificed for me. Also thank you to all of you for all the love and support throughout my elite career, I wouldn’t be where I am today without you all. I still hope I can continue to inspire people to reach there goals and dreams. I’m excited to continue my journey at the University of Oklahoma starting in August. Go Sooners Xoxo, swags.”
When Maggie Nichols Encountered with Dr. Larry Nassar?
She was just a teenager when she first met Nassar and when she was 15, he brought her into a training room during national training camp at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas. In an Interview she said, they were alone and Nichols found it weird when Nassar closed the door and shut the blinds.
Later, she informed her mother that Nassar had been touching her inappropriately. Her mother alerted an official at USA Gymnastics and word of the allegations soon reached Steve Penny, the organization’s CEO and president, who launched an investigation.
Nassar’s abuse started decades earlier at Michigan State University. The university was ordered to pay $4.5 million in fines last year by the U.S. Department of Education for “systemic failure” to address the sexual abuse, NPR reported.
How old is Maggie Nichols? She was born on September 12, 1997, and from Little Canada, Minnesota, United States, her age is 23 as of 2020. She is the daughter of John and Gina Nichols, Maggie has three brothers: Steven, Sam, and Danny.
Talking about her education she graduated from Roseville Area High School in 2016.
However, she has not revealed anything about her Boyfriend and Relationship status.
Estimated Net Worth of her is $180K USD as of 2020. She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 56KG.