Gwen Berry Misses The Podium; Places 11th Out Of 12

OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.

Well, karma can be a real b****.

I already wrote about Gwen Berry on the site a month or so ago, so I’ll link that here in case you missed it.

I just wanted to give you guys an update on how well the little brat performed during the Olympics.

Not well.

According to The Daily Wire:

Berry finished in eleventh place out of twelve competitors, registering a distance of 71.35 meters in the hammer throw, according to the New York Post.

Days before her showing at the trials, Berry told The Washington Post that representing America has been an issue for her since the country allegedly works to disenfranchise black Americans.

“For me, it’s always been something that’s been underlyingly uncomfortable, knowing that I’m rocking this big ‘USA’ across my chest when everything about America is to demean and to keep Black people at the bottom of the totem pole,” she said. “It has always, always, always been something I have been very uncomfortable with. I’m glad I’m able to say that without being punished or without being misunderstood.”

“I try to compartmentalize it. I try to say, ‘The USA can mean a lot of things.’ I try to give it my own meaning, just to say that I do deserve to represent a country that my people have built uncompensated, have worked for and have survived throughout,” Berry continued. “I just have to give myself a different meaning of it, regardless of how uncomfortable I am with what it is sometimes.”

When you’re given the opportunity to represent America and her citizens on the world stage, you should feel honored to do so. Period.

Give me less Gwen Berry and more athletes like American Wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock. She won gold. She’s the first African-American woman (and second American woman ever) to do so. Here’s her reaction:

That made my heart happy.

All I ever want is athletes who are actually proud to wear the red, white, and blue on the international stage.

That’s it.

I don’t care what your politics are, what the color of your skin is, or what religion you practice. Our patriotism is what unites us.

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