Unbridled Joy – Love Of Country Shows Out In Gold In Japan
That was it! That was the "Olympic Moment" of 2021 in Japan. It couldn't have happened to a nicer person and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time.
What Does A Winner Have To Say?
USA women's wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock won the Gold Medal in women's 68-kilogram (150 lbs.) freestyle wrestling final at the Tokyo Olympics. She then wrapped herself in a big American flag, and literally vibrating with excitement and appreciation, she delivered a Gold Medal message on the benefits of hard work, faith in God, trust in her coaches, and a deep true love for her country.
It was the Olympic Moment for us Red, White & Blue dinosaurs who have been waiting for the chants of U-S-A, U-S-A !!!
Sports statisticians say Mensah-Stock is the first Black woman and only the second woman ever to win an Olympic wrestling gold for the United States. The significance of the accomplishment wasn't lost on the champion who presented an interesting visual juxtaposition of an extremely fit, obviously powerful-looking woman making the cute-ish hand-heart gestures, and with tears streaming down her broad face, adorned with a giant smile. You just couldn't help but get caught up in her sense of pride and joy in her country and in her accomplishment.
Role Model For Other Champions
You can keep your arrogant and kneeling soccer superstars, your self-indulgent ballers, and the darlings of the balance beam and pools and give me the gracious grappler, wrapped in her flag, dripping in sweat and tears, overcome by her hard-earned success in a country that helped her family (her dad was from Ghana) have the opportunity to make it all happen. USA! USA! USA! Congratulations Tamyra Mensah-Stock, Gold medalist, Champion, Proud American.