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I think it’s ridiculous that the IOC is really paying attention to that only because she did it towards the end of everything, they literally took their picture, she literally respected everybody on the podium. It was right before they were going off the podium (that she raised her arms and made an X) at the end. I feel she should not be punished so I hope the USOPC supports her and fights for her so she keeps her medal and she’s supported.
My message is to keep fighting, keep pushing, keep finding value in yourself, in everything you do, it means a lot to be able to walk away with a silver medal because I do represent so many people. I know there are so many people that have been looking up to me, so many people that have messaged me, so many people that have been praying for me.
Track was my first love...( it) gave me that oomph to push in the environment that I was in, i wasn't necessarily fulfilled because being a young, Black, LGBTQ woman in America and being in Mississippi -- the( most) old school of old school places that you can find in America -- it was really hard going through a phase of trying to learn and find Raven Saunders in a place where I didn't fully feel accepted.Steeplechaser Colleen Quigley discusses mental health, modeling and hunger for Olympic success.
It was like no one really understood the pain and the challenges I was going through, it got worse and worse and worse and worse till it all boiled over... I remember in the morning, just going through the motions, kind of being in a daze, having things to do, but not really having any motivation or any care to really get anything done. Read More.
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