Gwen Berry

Team USA Olympian Gwen Berry lost her sponsors after raising a fist on the podium in 2019. She recounts what happened next and why it’s so important for athletes to take a stand.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw demanded that Gwen Berry be kicked off the U.S. Olympic team after she turned away from the American flag during the national anthem in protest against racism.
The Texas Republican describes hammer thrower Gwen Berry's silent protest against racism as a "pathology" linked to "critical race theory."
"The anthem doesn't speak for me. It never has," said the hammer thrower, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee warned that the U.S. athletes could "face more serious sanctions for any additional breach" of its code of conduct.
Fencer Race Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her first during their medals ceremonies.