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It appears Gwen Berry needs to spend less time focused on her radical left-wing activism.
Berry is a hammer thrower for the U.S. team who famously protested the national anthem. She turned her back on the flag.
The Olympian suggested that she might protest her own country on the world stage. Now she won’t have the opportunity to do so.
Berry has placed almost dead last in the Olympic final.
She finished 11th out of 12 competitors. She threw the hammer at a distance of 71.35 meters, which is over four meters short of a medal.
“I feel like I’ve earned the right to wear this uniform,” she said.
If given the opportunity, Berry hinted that she would turn the medal ceremony into a political spectacle.
“I’ll represent the oppressed people,” she said. “That’s been my message for the last three years.”
“People hate me when I succeed,” she tweeted. “People show me hate when I don’t. Either way.. my message still remains. I still will be an advocate for CHANGE and SOCIAL JUSTICE.”
People hate me when I succeed
People show me hate when I don’t
— Gwen Berry OLY (@MzBerryThrows) August 3, 2021
From Western Journal:
No medal means no protest, and so Berry has been relegated to just another online radical. She joins the thousands of leftists who use the social media echo chamber to air their grievances about the perceived “systemic racism” in the U.S.
The self-described “activist athlete” will leave Tokyo empty-handed after competing for a country she apparently hates.
The U.S. women’s national soccer team met a similar fate on Monday, losing 1-0 to Canada in a shocking upset. The team is now hoping for bronze at best.
"There's still a medal on the line" – @mPinoe
— On Her Turf (@OnHerTurf) August 2, 2021
TRENDING 👇 Olympian Has Incredible Response After Winning Gold
This is refreshing to see. Amid rampant left-wing protests by U.S. athletes at the Olympics, one Olympian is showing liberals what real patriotism looks like.
Chicago-born U.S. athlete Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the first African-American woman to win gold in wrestling. What was her response? She thanked God and expressed joy at representing the United States.
While holding the American flag tightly, Mensah-Stock said, “It feels amazing. I love representing the U.S.”
“I freaking love living there. I love it, and I’m so happy I get to represent USA!” she said. She also stated, “I’m feeling very happy and I keep trying not to cry, but it keeps happening. I just wanna go into a dark room and just cry.”
“It’s by the grace of God I’m able to even move my feet,” she said. “Like I just leave it in His hands, and I pray that all the practice, that the hell that my freaking coaches put me through pays off. And every single time it does, and I get better and better and it’s so weird that there is no cap to the limit that I can do.” Watch the clip:
We need to protect this woman at all costs… An infectious beam of positivity, her spirit is undeniable. What an incredible representative of our sport and our great country. This interview is so emotional! We are SO proud of you! 🇺🇸 #TMS @MensahTamStock pic.twitter.com/372k1gpu0O
— The Wrestling Room (Pat Mineo) (@MrPatMineo) August 3, 2021