We’re finding out during the Tokyo Olympics that it’s not working very well to be a woke virtual-signaling athlete.
We saw U.S. women’s soccer had a stunning loss in their first game with Sweden after they knelt in solidarity with the BLM. But then yesterday, when they knelt again, their fate was sealed when they lost to Canada. They got knocked out of the gold medal game and now will have to settle for trying to go for the bronze.
Now, Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry has suffered a similar fate.
During the Olympic trials medal ceremony where she came in third, Berry turned her back on the flag during the playing of the national anthem, didn’t put her hand over her heart, and put a t-shirt that said “Activist Athlete” over her head. She said she was disturbed they played the anthem at all and accused U.S. officials of playing it just to annoy her, which just shows how twisted she is.
Stop playing with me pic.twitter.com/WLN3clqOCM
— Gwen Berry OLY (@MzBerryThrows) June 27, 2021
She had a history of such things, raising a radical leftist fist at the Pan Am games in 2019 for which she was suspended. Between now and then, the US team has changed greatly, now supporting such actions.
Berry made it clear that she was just going to the Olympics to try to promote her social justice agenda and make a similar scene if she made it to the podium.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 3, 2021
Perhaps that explains, just like with the soccer players, why she failed at her sport when her event came today. She not only failed. She failed very badly. She came in 11th. There were only 12 competitors in her event. So needless to say, she didn’t medal and she wouldn’t be throwing a tantrum on the medal stand as she had hoped to be able to do.
I know a lot of people like me, a lot of athletes like me, a lot of people are scared to succeed, a lot of people scared to speak out. So as long as I can represent those people, I’m fine.” [….]
“All those people that’s happy that I failed, that’s cool, but they’re sitting on their couch, watching me fail, so what does that tell you about them?” she said.
First and foremost, Berry came here to compete, and she said she was “kind of bummed” with her performance at these Games.
“I feel like my body just didn’t work and I was shutting down too much,” she said. “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.”
What does that tell you about them, Gwen? It tells you they don’t like people turning their back on the country that provides them such great opportunity and then treating the country like it’s trash. It tells you that you’re searching for an excuse now for why you failed so badly but the answer is a simple one: that you should have concentrated on your sport rather than attacking the country. Go woke and go broke — you provided the perfect example of that here today. Karma strikes once again.