So bold. So brave!

During the medal ceremony at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, Fencer Race Imboden kneeled during the playing of American National Anthem. Imboden was protesting, “racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump,” reports CNN.

Imboden tweeted:

Making a celebration of skill and sportsmanship about yourself is not a “sacrifice,” pal.

More from CNN:

Imboden, 26, was ranked as the world’s second-best in the foil event, and won a bronze medal in the men’s individual foil on Tuesday. On Friday, he helped the US win gold in the men’s foil team event, and then took a knee on the podium as the Star Spangled Banner played.

As Imboden knelt, his teammates Gerek Meinhardt and Nick Itkin stood tall. Several members of the silver medalist Brazilian team saluted and Canada’s bronze-winning team stood quietly.

 
 
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