Gwen Berry Fails to Medal at Olympics, Missing Chance to Protest against USA
'Woke' American hammer thrower finishes 11th place out of 12
American hammer thrower Gwen Berry has crashed out of the Olympics after vowing to stage an un-patriotic protest against the USA if she won a medal.
Berry finished in eleventh place out of twelve competitors, registering a distance of 71.35 meters, according to the New York Post.
Berry made headlines in late June after she turned her back on the American flag during a medal ceremony at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Self-proclaimed "activist athlete" Berry made it through qualifying rounds for the hammer throw over the weekend in the event’s Group B preliminaries.
The win earned her the ability to compete in the women’s medal round on Tuesday, but she crashed out near the bottom after her poor performance.
Berry's anti-American antics prompted many to call for her removal from Team USA.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, some lawmakers had floated the idea of booting Berry from the team if she continued to denigrate the United States.
Following the backlash, Berry later claimed that she believed the anthem incident was a “set-up” — an allegation that USA Track and Field vehemently denied to The Associated Press.
"I feel like it was setup,” Berry said with a burst of laughter of the anthem being played.
"I feel like they did that on purpose, and I was pissed, to be honest.
“The anthem doesn’t speak for me,” Berry added.
“It never has. I didn’t really want to be up there.
"Like I said, it was a setup. I was hot.
"I was ready to take my pictures and get into some shade.”
Earlier this week, before she failed to medal, Berry said during a post-qualifier interview Saturday that she was planning another stunt to protest for “oppressed peoples” at the Toyko Games.
Despite her slim chances, Berry vowed that, if she does win a medal, she intends to bash and whine about America as competitors from third world countries and nations with brutal communist regimes look on.
“I feel like I’ve earned the right to wear this uniform,” Berry said first, addressing critics who claimed she should be replaced by a more patriotic athlete, or that she could forgo her position on Team USA if competing under the American flag was a problem.
The antics of Berry and other woke Team USA athletes have earned them little support from the public back home, however.