Australian swimmer Madeline Groves has withdrawn from the Olympic trials in Adelaide on Thursday.

In a strong message on social media, she lashed out at "all misogynistic perverts" in her sport.

The 26-year-old Groves, who won two silver medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, cannot therefore qualify for the Tokyo Games.

It is unclear why Groves has withdrawn from the trials, which begin in Adelaide on Saturday.

On Instagram, she first announced in a formal message that she would not participate.

Groves said he was very curious to see who will qualify for the Games and wished all other swimmers good luck.

A few hours later she wrote: "Let this be a lesson to all the misogynistic perverts in sports and their sluts: you can no longer exploit young women and girls, say things about their bodies or try to manipulate them and then expect them to represent you. , so you can earn your annual bonus. Those days are over."

Groves announced through her social media late last year that she had filed a complaint about a man who stared at her when she was wearing her bathing suit.

He would also have said inappropriate things.

According to the swimmer, it was "a well-known coach", who later was promoted to the Australian Association.

At the 2016 Games, Groves won silver in the 200-meter butterfly and finished second with the relay team in the 4x100-meter medley.

Madeline Groves won two Olympic medals in 2016, but will soon shine in Tokyo due to absence.

Madeline Groves won two Olympic medals in 2016, but will soon shine in Tokyo due to absence.

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