Rita. an aspiring lawyer/archaeologist. France and Italy. white fashion. tulips. playing marco polo in the rain forest. book junkie. stamp collector. eternal scholar. hockey watcher.
I love how there are so many athletes who break down in tears because they ‘only got a silver’
and then you have this motherfucker
I’m sorry, but I really hate posts like this. You have to realize that when you get silver, it’s cause you LOST to the opponent. When you get bronze, it’s cause you WON over the other opponent(s). There’s a very big difference between the two.
And I’m getting the feeling that you guys don’t understand. Not winning gold is unacceptable in China. These athletes have been training since they were young for this and they were separated from their families for this… Olympic gold has been their entire life. And they did so on government money; parents don’t have pay for training, the government does. So when they don’t win gold, they are ultimately shunned by the entire country. They can cry if they want to.
Honestly, the people I notice making comments like the one above are ignorant people who know jack shit about China and Chinese Americans who, I repeat, know jack shit about China.
But congrats to you Tom Daley.