“Two days ago I shared a photo taken at the beach where I always go, where I developed my first dreams, a place that has a great symbolic value for me.
The photo shows me in an artistic pose, characteristic of my sport, upside down and doing spaghetti along with the eight medals I won during the best European Championships of my career.
I am literally shocked and disgusted by the hundreds, probably thousands, of inappropriate, sexist comments and the vile people responsible for them.
After over 20 years of training and sacrifice, I find it SHAMEFUL to say the least and it's heartbreaking to read the hordes of people making jokes that sexualize my body.
Is a butt and two legs really the only thing there is and the main topic of discussion? The least, and all I can do, is to expose the inappropriateness of these comments, reflecting a society that is still very masculine and different from the one I would like to be born and raise my children in one day."