On August 3, 2021, during the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the first black woman to win gold in women’s freestyle wrestling.
And while his athletic achievements undoubtedly crowned his sudden surge in popularity, it was actually his subsequent display of patriotism that earned him “viral” status – and earned him the title of Fox Nation’s MVP. year: the most valuable patriot.
“I was taught to love my country,” Mensah-Stock said during the award reception at Fox Nation’s Patriot Awards at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. On Wednesday night.
Fighting through tears, she credited her faith, family and friends for being where she is today.
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL TAMYRA MENSAH-STOCK ON TEAM USA REPRESENTATION: “THIS IS WHERE I WAS BORN AND RAISED”
The third Patriot Awards, hosted by Fox & Friends Weekend co-host and Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran Pete Hegseth, showcased and honored America’s top Patriots, including military veterans, premier speakers and other inspiring heroes like Mensah-Stock.
Presenting the award to Mensah-Stock was Laura Ingraham of Fox News, who noted that the Olympian “exudes a positive and contagious attitude” and uses her platform “to share her love.”
“You have inspired so many people just by your love for the country,” Ingraham said after presenting him with this year’s MVP award.
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Mensah-Stock’s refreshing display of patriotism in August was a stark contrast to many fellow Olympians who used the Games as a platform to voice their grievances against the United States.
After his victory in Tokyo, Mensah-Stock, on the contrary, draped the American flag over his shoulders, now declaring: “I love representing the United States, I love living there, I love it, and I am so represent the United States! “
“Watching this post-game interview, I’ve never felt so proud,” Tamyra’s sister Tarkyia Mensah told Fox Nation. “A patriot is someone who supports his country and defends it when the time comes – he is a patriot.”
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