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‘I Won't Shut Up.' Team USA Hammer Thrower Gwen Berry Discusses Protest and the Olympics

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Over the past few weeks Team USA hammer thrower Gwen Berry, who will be making her second Olympic appearance in Tokyo, has faced some fervent criticism from conservatives; at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on June 26, during the playing of the national anthem, she turned away from the American flag while on the medals podium. “So for the record, first, I turned every which way,” Berry said during an interview for an Olympic-themed episode of TIME100 Talks that aired Friday. “I didn't just turn the opposite way. I was turning around during the singing of the national anthem.”

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