U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock is going crazy viral after footage was posted on Twitter after she had just won gold.
Mensah-Stock was asked a simple question by a reporter after she won gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the 68kg final. “How does it feel to represent your country like this,” Mensah-Stock was asked.
“I love representing the U.S. I freaking love living there,” the Olympic gold medalist said before pumping her fist, smiling, and pulling the stars and stripes tighter to her body.
“When I first started wrestling, I wanted to be an emblem, a light to younger women and show them that you can be silly, you can have fun and you can be strong,” Mensah-Stock told USA Today. “You can be tough, you can be a wrestler and you don’t have to be like this,” – growl – “I’m gonna be mean to you.”
She is only the second woman — and the first Black woman — to win an Olympic wrestling gold for the United States.