Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 28, 2016
Reflecting on her win, she said:
“Sports. It’s not real life,” she says. “You go out there, you work hard, you train your ass off, win the Games. I’m very proud of that part of my life. And it’s not like I just want to throw it out. It’s part of who I am. What I’m dealing with now, this is about who you are as a human being. What did I do for the world in 1976, besides maybe getting a few people to exercise a little bit? I didn’t make a difference in the world.”
She also said she didn’t even look at it for years but when her kids were in school it was “great for show-and-tell.”
I actually really enjoyed this article. I think it’s very telling that she never put her medal on display. She said she’s proud of it but that it was a distraction from how she felt inside… What a story. I know there has been controversy over her transition from a number of angles but everyone deserves to be happy and I’m glad she’s finally able to be herself.
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