By Gabriel Fernandez
June 21, 2021
merican hammer thrower Gwen Berry felt forced to explain her actions during the national anthem on Saturday after images from the U.S. Olympic track and field trials showed her facing away from the flag while she was on the podium and the “Star Spangled Banner” played in the background. Berry, who is outspoken about racial injustice in the United States, said the moment felt like a setup.
“I was pissed, to be honest,” she said.