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Olympic medal-winning swimmer Hoelzer goes public with abuse

Updated: September 16, 2008, 2:27 PM ET
Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Margaret Hoelzer squirms in the leather chair, trying to get comfortable. She kicks off the flip-flops and tucks her feet underneath her body. Shifting again, she slings her legs over the side of the chair, revealing the star-spangled toenail polish that still remains from the Beijing Olympics.

She takes a deep breath, ready to reveal her secret -- saying she was sexually abused as a child.

Now, the swimmer who won three medals at the Beijing Olympics is ...

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