ByEmily Zanotti•Aug 12, 2021 DailyWire.com•FacebookTwitterMail
Olympic gold medalist Tamrya Mensah-Stock said that her post-win display of patriotism, which went viral almost immediately, was divinely inspired, and that she “definitely” would not want to live anywhere other than the United States.
Mensah-Stock won a gold medal in women’s wrestling — the second-ever wrestling gold awarded to a woman from the United States and the first to a black woman. After winning, she did an off-the-cuff interview wrapped in the American flag she held while she stood on the medal podium.
I love representing the U.S. I freaking love living there,” Mensah-Stock told reporters.
The moment — and Mensah-Stock — stood in stark contrast to Olympic headlines, which acknowledged that a number of American athletes, representing Team USA, planned on protesting for racial equality and other social justice issues while competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Team USA women’s soccer team took a knee ahead of their first match with Sweden in solidarity with advocates for racial justice, and shot-putter Raven Saunders displayed an “X” with her arms while receiving her own medal in solidarity with the global “oppressed.”
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