“Berry’s best throw of 71.35 meters was nowhere near the winning result.”
Hammer thrower Gwen Berry hit the headlines during the June Olympic trials. She turned away from the American flag and said she was “pissed” that the “Star Spangled Banner” was played while she stood on the podium for a bronze trial medal. She falsely complained that she was “set up.”
Berry will not be put in the untenable position of standing on a podium in Tokyo while the anthem of the country she ostensibly represents plays because she placed 11th . . . out of 12. A very embarrassing showing.
The self-described “activist athlete” finished 11th out of 12 in the women’s hammer throw final on Tuesday, and was the worst-performing member of the U.S. team. DeAnna Price and Brooke Andersen, who did not protest the national anthem at trials, finished 8th and 10th, respectively.
Berry’s best throw of 71.35 meters was nowhere near the winning result. Anita Włodarczyk of Poland won the event with a toss of 78.48 meters. The gold medalist did not protest the Polish national anthem on the Olympic podium. In fact, she seemed rather excited to be representing her country on the world stage.
. . . . Prior to competing at the Olympics in Tokyo, Berry had pledged to “represent the oppressed people” if she won a medal at the games.
Thankfully, we have been spared that anti-American hot mess spectacle on a world stage.
In June, Berry declared, “My purpose and my mission is bigger than sports. I’m here to represent those … who died due to systemic racism. That’s the important part. That’s why I’m going. That’s why I’m here today.” Her humiliating showing in Tokyo suggests that she would do well to put a little more energy into her sport and a little less into her “mission” to represent a nonexistent fantasy.
Meanwhile, America is proud to celebrate the Olympic victory of America’s Sweetheart, Tamyra Mensah-Stock, who earned the gold in women’s wrestling and is just as proud to represent the United States of America as we are to have her do so.DONATE
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