US hammer thrower Gwen Berry raises fist in protest at social and racial injustice

US hammer thrower #GwenBerry raises fist in protest at social and racial injustice

8/4/2021 6:21:00 AM

US hammer thrower GwenBerry raises fist in protest at social and racial injustice

‘It was the same thing: social injustice, racial injustice,’ the athlete later explained

Ms Berry does not seem deterred.“All those people that hate me aren’t here, so they can’t affect me,” the Olympian said on Sunday.“I feel like I’ve earned the right to wear this uniform because of all my hard work and sacrifices,” she added. “It’s not just about the uniform, it’s about the people who helped me get here, and about my fight, my resiliency.”

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Ms Berry did not make it to the podium on Tuesday. In the women’s hammer throw, she came in 11th place out of 12 competitors.Later, she expressed disappointment in her performance.“I feel like my body just didn’t work and I was shutting down too much,” Ms Berry told reporters. “When it came time to be clutch, I just didn’t trust myself enough to go. But it happens. I made my first legal throw in the second final of my life so I’m not mad at myself. I conquered a lot of fears today.”

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It’s really quite shocking that The Independent chose to play a Fox News clip of Lara Trump insulting Gwen for her decision, someone w no experience or insight & who is obviously politically motivated Rather than cultivating a neutral look at the situation & both perspectives When someone has so much colour in their face and hair, it's better not to take them very seriously. They obviously don't know what looks good from bad, very likely they don't much else either.

….. then finished 11th

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