The US hammer thrower who turned her back on the American flag during the national anthem at the Olympic trials failed to win a medal at Tokyo Olympics.
Gwen Berry, 32, finished 11th out of 12 with a distance of 71.35 meters.
Her critics were delighted by the news, with one person writing: “Karma. Canceled: Anthem-Protester Gwen Berry Fails to Medal at Olympics.”
Another critic wrote: “Gwen Berry doesn’t medal at all, finishing 1th of 12 in finals, and the women’s soccer team is bounced down to Bronze medal game. I’m having a great week.”
Someone else said: “Gwen Berry, who turned her back on the American flag, failed to win a medal at the Olympics. Good! Now we can get back to rooting for people who actually want to be part of Team USA.”
Another commented: “We are not attacking a black woman, we are attacking a woman that turn her back on the American flag, the country that gave her everything she has, by the looks of it not a lot of talent, and by the what the hell is going on with her makeup.”
Despite her Tuesday’s performance, Berry seemed unbothered by the comments on social media.
Academy of Art track coach Lamont Johnson took to Twitter and wrote: “Dudes sit around and attacking a black woman like this. I will never understand how these ‘men’ can call themselves men.”
Berry replied: “It’s weird. I must hurt their ego.”
When another fan asked the hammer thrower about her critics, Berry said: “Man they on the couch watching me hahahaha weirdos.”
Berry also drew criticism after she raised her fist during The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2019 Pan American Games.
Speaking to the Black News Channel, Berry said: “If you know your history, you know the full song of the national anthem. The third paragraph speaks to slaves in America — our blood being slain … all over the floor.”
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