Well, you know what they say:
Go woke, go broke.
And unfortunately, not only is this true for business, but it appears to be true for sports as well.
Team USA was the heavy favorite to win in Day 1 events at the Tokyo Olympics.
Yet despite the lofty expectations, Team USA had its worst performance in almost 50 years.
Can you imagine what they’d be saying if this happened under President Trump?!
The left would accuse him of ruining the Olympics!
Yet… the ironic thing is: it appears that the woke left itself has actually ruined the Olympics.
In fact, things were so bad that Team USA got zero medals on Day 1.
It’s one thing if we don’t get gold…
But when you’re the favorite to win these events and you don’t even get a bronze or silver medal?!
Let’s just say it’s not a good look…
BREAKING: USA wins no medals to open Summer Olympics, first time since 1972
We used to send our best…. #EndOfTheLesson
— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC (@WayneDupreeShow) July 24, 2021
If they were giving medals for kneeling, we might be winning some.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 24, 2021
For the first time in decades Team USA won no medals on the opening day of the Olympics. Less protesting, more practicing.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) July 24, 2021
What is USA team doing? No medals after day 1? This is preposterous
— Michael Pryor (@MichaelPryor22) July 24, 2021
To make matter worse, guess which country scored the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics?
Again, what makes this so shocking is that we were the heavy favorites to win in some of these sports.
The Hill confirms:
Team USA athletes suffered multiple upset losses in the first official day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, the first time in decades the U.S. has walked away with no medals on Day 1 of the Summer Games.
A total of 11 gold medals were given out Saturday for events in archery, cycling, fencing, judo, air rifle and pistol shooting, taekwondo, and weightlifting. However, the U.S. athletes did not receive gold, silver or bronze in any of the events Saturday.
Olympic historian Bill Mallon pointed out that this was the first time the U.S. did not get any medals on Day 1 of the Summer Olympics since Munich in 1972, though Team USA also failed to medal on the first day of the Winter Olympics in 2018.
China won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Games on Saturday with a victory from Yang Qian in the 10-meter air rifle competition.
USA Today reported that Yang was able to edge out the Russian Olympic Committee’s Anastasiia Galashina, with Switzerland’s Nina Christen taking the bronze.
Mary Tucker, the American competing in the event, who is ranked No. 2 in the world, had a series of bad shots in the final on Saturday, causing her to ultimately place sixth.
The top U.S. athletes in archery also experienced upset defeats Saturday, with No. 2 seed Brady Ellison and Mackenzie Brown losing 5-4 to Indonesia in a shootout in the first round at Yumenoshima Park.
Saturday marked the debut of the mixed archery team Olympic event, which Ellison went into looking to add to his collection of three Olympic medals from past Games.
However, Ellison will still have an opportunity to medal in the men’s team and individual events.
“I’m still a little shocked,” Ellison said after Saturday’s event, according to USA Today.
“I completely expected us to win a medal today,” he continued. “We got in that stadium, and I shot left. Mackenzie started getting it figured out there at the end. I shot left that entire match trying to aim off for the wind.”
He added, “That finals venue kicked my ass. I just didn’t see it, and that cost us the match.”
It goes without saying…
But if these woke athletes are protesting the American flag…
If these woke athletes hate America so much…
Then do they actually want to win and make us look good?
Do they actually care about representing their country?
They may have the athletic ability, but without the drive to represent Team USA, perhaps that could explain why they’re quickly falling behind.
Team USA had a disappointing opening day at the #Olympics, walking away with no medals. Tomorrow looks to be better as two new sports debut and Simone Biles competes in Tokyo for the first time. pic.twitter.com/1DFPrwAc3I
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) July 24, 2021
USA has zero gold medals so far…let’s get it going pic.twitter.com/z88KZjZSmM
— jamie (@jamo3_6_0) July 24, 2021
It appears that instead of focusing on their sports, these woke athletes have been trying to be BLM and anti-police activists.
They’ve regularly knelt for the anthem and disrespected the flag.
Some of them have openly said hateful things about the U.S.A.
This leads us to wonder:
If you hate this country so much, then why do you want to represent it at the Olympics?
They’re not even doing a good job of representing us!
ZERO medals, folks! ZERO!
Yahoo News confirms:
The 2020 Olympics officially got underway on Saturday with the first 11 of 339 gold medals, plus their silver and bronze siblings, meeting their new owners in Tokyo.
For the first time in nearly a half-century of the Summer Olympics, none of those new owners were American. According to Olympic historian Bill Mallon, it was the first medal-less Day 1 for the United States since Munich in 1972.
While a medal-less Day 1 isn’t infrequent in the Winter Olympics for the U.S. — the same thing happened in 2018 at Pyeongchang — the only other time the United States didn’t have a medal by the end of the first day of a Summer Olympics was when it boycotted the 1980 Games.
The only events in which the U.S. seemed to have a reasonable shot at a medal going in were men’s saber and women’s 10m air rifle. Eli Dershwitz is ranked No. 2 in the world in saber, but fell to three-time world champion and 2016 bronze medalist Junghwan Kim. Mary Tucker was the Associated Press’ pick to win gold in the rifle event, but finished sixth while the first gold medal of the competition instead went to China’s Qian Yang.
The closest Team USA got to a Day 1 medal might have been the cycling road race, where Brandon McNulty unexpectedly sat in second place late in the race, but quickly faded for a sixth-place finish.
If you want to take the Day 1 drought as an omen, the 1972 U.S. Olympic team eventually posted 33 gold medals and 94 total medals, both marks finishing second to the Soviet Union.
Of course, we hope that things turnaround.
We are proud of Team U.S.A.
But more importantly, we are proud to be Americans.
Hopefully we begin to start scoring some medals.
But Day 1 isn’t looking too good.
Hopefully it’s just a rough start, but time will tell.