, a shot putter, has captured the attention of the Tokyo Olympics
strength, inventive masks
... and twerking.
was performed to commemorate the American's silver medal on Saturday, and viewers loved it, though they complained that NBC
cut away from the fun moment.
Can't you see a little impromptu revelry in an Olympics that lacks the energy
of the crowd?
How dare NBC cut away from shot put star Raven Saunders as she twerks to celebrate winning a silver medal!!! pic.twitter.com/nfef0ECKfh — vicky johnson-dahl (@hurricanevicky) August 1, 2021
Raven Saunders, I see you! https://t.co/hAmxH5NyAG
— Keith T. (@Da_Taylormaniac) August 1, 2021
— Kyron (@KyronDS) August 1, 2021
Twerk on Raven Saunders! Congratulations on Silver!! https://t.co/bYUmoAeTPC
— NB NOLA (@psddluva4evah) August 1, 2021
Here is her powerful heave that inspired her to party...
Raven Saunders is amazing. Her 19.79m throw here has her lined up for #silver with one round left in #USA pic.twitter.com/FJWgVh5aH3 — Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) August 1, 2021
... and pose
with the American flag
THAT'S SO [email protected]
x #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/NB8cEwgwSI — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 1, 2021 pic.twitter.com/NB8cEwgwSI
However, viewers deemed the twerk to be the "chef's kiss."
— Cupid Valentino (@shEgoTripn) August 1, 2021
— Phatti Austin
. (@LeeBruh_Greene) August 1, 2021
Saunders, on the other hand, saved her most meaningful gesture for last: after receiving her medal on the podium on Sunday, she defied restrictions on athlete protests
by crossing her arms in an "X," which she described as "the intersection of all oppressed people