The Dutch gymnastics association has reprimanded Vincent Wevers for approaching former gymnasts, according to a letter in the hands of

NRC

and the

Noordhollands Dagblad

.

The coach is one of the main characters investigated in the large-scale investigation into abuses in the gymnastics world.

Wevers was allowed to contact ex-gymnasts through an order measure that was relaxed in November, provided they agreed to this themselves and also gave the gymnastics association the green light.

Sanne and Lieke Wevers' father did not meet those conditions when he approached his former pupils twice in January.

The Institute for Sports Justice (ISR) received several complaints from former gymnasts about the way Wevers contacted them.

The women in question, who had previously complained to the ISR about Wevers' past behavior, are said to have found his approaches intimidating.

The Coach of the Year 2016 was addressed twice by the ISR.

According to

NRC

and the

Noordhollands Dagblad

, the

institute says

in the latest letter that the "unacceptable behavior" of Wevers will have consequences for the further disciplinary proceedings.

Loosening order measure reversed again

As a result of the events, the KNGU decided to reverse the relaxed order measure against Wevers.

As a result, he escaped a sanction from the ISR, but it is again (unconditionally) forbidden for him to contact ex-pupils.

Last summer, many ex-gymnasts came out about abuses in the sport after revealing statements by former national coach Gerrit Beltman in the

Noordhollands Dagblad

.

Wevers was one of the coaches accused of mental and sometimes even physical abuse of gymnasts.

The KNGU stopped the top sports program of the gymnasts at the end of July and the accused coaches were put on hold.

A little over a month later, the top sports program was resumed and Wevers received the green light from the ISR to return to the hall as a coach under certain conditions.