While there is a national team stipend, it is meager and difficult to live on.
The first thing we need to do, or try to do, is establish some sort of baseline.
Or, as it turned out, girls.
Věra Čáslavská, center, after winning gold on balance beam for Czechoslovakia at the 1964 Olympics.
But how would that look? By 16, she was a member of the Soviet team that won the gold medal at the World championships, where she also tied for the gold on floor.
Though older athletes can and have been abused, the youthfulness of many elite gymnasts makes them particularly vulnerable.
Because, trust me, everyone's going through their own things.
Sports took women away from what was considered their main purpose: giving birth to children and raising families.