American wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock made history when she won the gold medal in the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle division at the Tokyo Olympics. But it is what she did after that has everyone talking.
Mensah-Stock showed spoiled woke US athletes like Megan Rapinoe, who seem to want to protest more than winning gold medals, how it should be done when she praised America after winning.
“I love representing the USA. I love living there. I love it, and I’m so happy I get to represent USA.” she said. She made history as the first black woman and the second woman to win a wrestling gold in U.S. history.
“It’s by the grace of God I’m able to even move my feet,” she said. “I just leave it in his hands, and I pray that all the practice, my coaches put me through pays off, and every single time, it does.”
“I get better and better, and it’s so weird that there is no cap to the limit that I can do. I’m excited to see what I have next,” she added.
“I tried to sleep last night, and the people above me were extremely loud, so that didn’t really happen,” she said of being nervous the night before he big day.
“And then, in the morning, made weight, I watched two episodes of The Walking Dead, my coach, Izzy Vladislav Izboinikov, he made sure I got food in me because I did not feel like sleeping. I was nervous. Man, I was so nervous.”
“There was just, like, a lot of, like, nerve-wracking moments, and I just tried to stay calm. That was extremely impossible,” she continued. “I honestly don’t even freaking know how I did it. I just kept telling my coaches, ‘I’m nervous. I’m scared. I’m nervous. I’m freaking out here. Help me. I’m freaking out.”
“I wanted to give my mom $30,000 so she can get a food truck. It’s her dream,” she said about her plans for the $37,500 the U.S. Olympic Committee gives to gold medal-winning Olympic athletes.
“My mom’s getting her food truck. She’s going to have a little cooking business. She can cook really, really, really well — barbecue. I don’t eat it because I’m a pescatarian now.”
We need to protect this woman at all costs… An infectious beam of positivity, her spirit is undeniable. What an incredible representative of our sport and our great country. This interview is so emotional! We are SO proud of you! 🇺🇸 #TMS @MensahTamStock pic.twitter.com/372k1gpu0O— The Wrestling Room (Pat Mineo) (@MrPatMineo) August 3, 2021
All glory to God! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/CRdqbTuXw1— The Wrestling Room (Pat Mineo) (@MrPatMineo) August 3, 2021