Gwen Berry, 31, ha preso una delle sue posizioni più importanti sabato, quando si è allontanata dalla bandiera americana durante flag “Lo stendardo a stelle” sul podio.
“L'inno non parla per me. Non ha mai,” said Berry, who received the bronze medal in the hammer throw.
Her reaction to the anthem garnered its fair share of attention, though she’s learned before the power she has to highlight injustice in the sports world — famously raising her first during the medal ceremony at the Pan American Games in 2019.
“My purpose and my mission is bigger than sports,” Berry said.