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Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps was a kid with unwieldy limbs, "sticky-out ears," and a lisp.
Posted By: BullyVille
4/05/12 4:09 PM

Before he became a record-breaking Olympian with a collection of gold medals to his name, Michael Phelps was a kid with unwieldy limbs, "sticky-out ears," and a lisp that caused him to be teased by his peers. Phelps has openly discussed his "deep hurt" over bullying early in life. He also dealt with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, for which he spent two years on medication. A teacher even told Phelps' mother, "He's not gifted. Your son will never be able...

Ye Shiwen
Cruel Taunts And Grueling Workouts, Tough Childhood Of Chinese Olympic Swim Cham
Posted By: Kris10
8/06/12 7:56 AM

She has been accused of doping her way to the Olympic gold medal podium after matching the times of male swimmers, and that is not the only time Ye Shiwen has had both her strength and her sexuality questioned. The Chinese swimmer who has bl*wn the competition out of the water to win two gold medals at the London Olympics had to endure a childhood of cruel taunts because people often mistook her for a boy. Ye's parents opened up after their...
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