Felt the need to reblog that last piece on McKayla particularly because someone on my timeline was complaining about her not being the bigger person (because she didn’t hug the gold medalist first) and saying she should be grateful she won the silver. Seriously?! I’m sure she is grateful but she was also clearly disappointed in herself. She’s a competitive athlete. THIS IS NOT SURPRISING. Why is it that women are not allowed to be human, FOR FUCK’S SAKE
“I didn’t deserve to to win gold if I landed on my butt,” Maroney told reporters after the competition, via USA Today. “I’m not disappointed about the silver, I’m disappointed about my performance.”
“It happens, it’s gymnastics and you can’t be perfect and sometimes things don’t go as you planned,” Maroney told Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports, who lauded Maroney’s maturity in handling such a public disappointment. “I can’t blame it on anything except I screwed up.”
I still feel so sad for her though.