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Raven Saunders and her forbidden gesture that could snatch the Olympic medal

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Raven Saunders and her forbidden gesture that could snatch the Olympic medal

The American shot putter has been one of the most mediatic in athletics at these Games and it could be expensive.

Raven Saunders on the podium.REUTERS
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The floodlights shine unparalleled at all Olympic sports in Tokyo and Raven saunders, a shot putter from the United States knew that very well. For the athlete, who has won the silver medal in this event, her claim could be very expensive on the podium, where she crossed both arms in recognition of “the intersection where all those who are oppressed meet.”

Now him COI He is studying the possibility of even withdrawing his medal since these types of expressions are not included in the code of celebrations on the podium, although at the moment he has not decided on the matter, that it could raise a tremendous controversy.

“We have to fully understand what has happened and from there, make a decision. We are in contact with the United States Olympic Committee and also with World Athletics, and now we are considering the next steps to take,” said a representative of the International organization.

Saunders, known by the nickname of the Hulk female, has been one of the protagonists in the first days of competition at the Olympic stadium, where she has been seen constantly interacting with the camera, wearing a green superhero mask and even dancing after her good throws and before receiving the metal .

The companions at the awards ceremony were the Chinese Gong Lijiao, outstanding best pitcher of the competition with 20.58 and New Zealander Valerie Adams, who had a best throw of 19.62 obtaining bronze.