When Verona van de Leur thinks back to the days at the turn of the century when she was one of the best gymnasts in the world, every syllable in her voice is laced with pride. She emerged in as the leader of an unlikely Dutch gymnastics boom in a sport dominated by post-Soviet giants. At the European championships she won five medals before snatching a silver on floor at the world championships; she was named Dutch sportswoman of the year. As the Netherlands wondered what the future held for its new sporting star, nobody could have imagined it would see her homeless, then in jail, before she picked up the pieces of her life in the pornography industry.
Pornstar Verona van der Leur's journey from Sportswoman of the Year to living on streets
Verona van de Leur - Wikipedia
Verona van de Leur born 27 December is a retired Dutch artistic gymnast and adult film performer. She was named Dutch Sportswoman of the Year in after winning the all-around silver medal at that year's European championships and the silver medal on floor exercise at the world championships. Van de Leur retired from gymnastics in , after which she suffered personal difficulties, including a conviction for blackmail and a prison sentence. She began performing in adult webcam shows and then in adult films. At the age of 9, she started to train at Pro Patria in Zoetermeer. Her first national appearance was at the Dutch National Championship in She was the junior Dutch all-around champion and won three event finals.
Former Dutch gymnastic champion Verona van der Leur went from teenage prodigy to prison and the porn industry. Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox. A former Dutch gymnastic champion has spoken about how pressure and expectation led her to prison and a career in the porn industry. Verona van de Leur was a teen prodigy back home after rising to acclaim after winning two junior European medals aged Her stock rose even further a couple of years later after she won five European Championship medals and claimed silver at the World Championships.
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