TOKYO (AP) — The stage was all hers, so Gwen Berry pounded on her chest and extended her right fist after she was introduced for the hammer throw final at the Olympics.
The meaning behind the gesture remained the same: To highlight social and racial inequities.
HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Youth Olympics hammer thrower Alegna Osorio has died from head injuries sustained in a training accident, the Cuban national sports institute said on Thursday.
The 19-year-old Osorio was struck by a hammer at a track and field stadium in Cuba in April.
TOKYO (AP) — Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 athletes, educators and activists who signed a letter Thursday urging the IOC not to punish participants who demonstrate at the Tokyo Games.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For the past week, they've played the national anthem one time a night at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.
On Saturday, the song happened to start while outspoken activist Gwen Berry was standing on the podium after receiving her bronze medal in the hammer throw.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Gwen Berry raised her fist, then thumped it against her chest two times and set off on her quest for an even bigger stage to spread her message.
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is open to challenging IOC rules restricting protests at the Olympics...
DENVER (AP) — The letters went to the two protesters. The message was meant for a much wider audience...