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Trailer for 'Athlete A' documentary featuring Maggie Nichols released, film set to premiere June 24

A trailer for 'Athlete A,' a documentary centering on former OU gymnast Maggie Nichols' sexual assault allegations against Larry Nassar of USA Gymnastics, was released Tuesday

Nichols was the first to report abuse by Nassar, who was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison in 2018. Along with Nichols, notable gymnasts Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney reported Nassar of assault. 

The first shot of the trailer features Nichols in a Crimson leotard, and also features a clip from her interview featured in the documentary.

"I was like, 'Does he do this to you,'" Nichols said. "She said, 'Yeah, he does it to me, too.'"

Nichols competed for OU from 2017 to 2020. The Sooners won two national titles in that time, and were potentially on their way to a third after their undefeated 2020 season was cut short due to coronavirus. She finished her career with 22 perfect 10s in her career, which ranks fourth in NCAA history.

The film will be released on Netflix on June 24.


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OU's Maggie Nichols performs on the uneven bars during Perfect 10 Challenge as part of the Bart & Nadia Sports Experience at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

OU's Maggie Nichols performs on the uneven bars during Perfect 10 Challenge as part of the Bart & Nadia Sports Experience at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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