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  • NACAC expresses disappointment with ANOC’s decision

    Commenting on the story of TnF Front Page.
    Without trying to take away anything from the great accomplishments of Maggie McNeil at Tokyo 2021. her record of success at the Olympics pales next to the 3 golds won by Thompson-Herah.

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    McNeil is not even the best female swimmer at Tokyo.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Juicy News View Post
      McNeil is not even the best female swimmer at Tokyo.
      Among NCAC, Katie Ledecky, won 2 gold and 2 silver

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      • #4
        Oh I got mixed up with another award that McNeil won, which she shouldn't have.

        https://swimswam.com/maggie-macneil-...yo-2020-award/

        Regardless, McNeil is no way the best female athlete from NCAC at Tokyo.

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        • #5
          I remember reading on SwimSwam last month that the winners had to agree to fly to Crete and accept the award in person. If that's the case it's absolutely understandable and proper, even if it means some less than perfect choices. These are gala events that are heavily organized, publicized and anticipated by those involved, with VIPs flying in from all over the world. A lazy athlete cannot be allowed to insult the process simply because he or she has already won so many other awards and accolades that they view this one as unimportant.

          The recent Golden Tracks European Athletics Awards in Lausanne were a perfect example. Karsten Warholm, Femke Bol and Sasha Zyoha fully respected the magnitude and the moment, showing up impeccably dressed and trading quips with the host onstage. Contrast to a disgraceful appearance by Sifan Hassan, who won the top women's award but somehow decided she could tape her acceptance speech while sitting on a couch while wearing grimy sweats, her head wrapped, and seemingly barely awake or interested. This is the type of thing the organizers want to avoid, even if it means the classier athlete emerges above the more accomplished:

          https://youtu.be/A4fGgEiY5Nk?t=4049

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