Jordan Chiles felt numb. She looked around her bedroom in Vancouver, Wash., at the dozens of medals, the rainbows of ribbons, the trophies standing in formation, all from a gymnastics career that started when she was 6.

None of it meant a thing.

She asked her mother, Gina Chiles, to take it all away. Hide it. Dump it. Burn it. Just make it disappear. Read More