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YouTube Gold: Tamyra Mensah-Stock’s Powerful Reaction To Winning Gold In Tokyo

We didn’t know anything about her before this but she is going to be one of the most memorable athletes from the Tokyo Olympics

Wrestling - Olympics: Day 11
CHIBA, JAPAN - AUGUST 03: Tamyra Mariama Mensah-Stock of Team United States celebrates defeating Blessing Oborududu of Team Nigeria during the Women’s Freestyle 68kg Gold Medal Match on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on August 03, 2021 in Chiba, Japan.
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Unfortunately we live in an unhappy time, so reliably unpleasant on all sides that one might be tempted to call it the Age of Grievance.

We’re blessed to live in a country where you are allowed to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” It was considered so important that the Founders put it in the 1st Amendment.

Most of us accept that protest isn’t just a right but frequently a call to our better selves, so all of us at times hear stuff we don’t like and just live with it.

Still, the constant unhappiness gets old and sometimes it’s just nice to think that somewhere, somebody has found something to be happy about.

Which brings us to American wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock.

Competing at 68 kg, just a shade under 150 lbs, Mensah-Stock won gold and her sheer happiness, her overwhelming, unbridled joy after winning and her exuberant embrace of her country, is going to make a lot of people feel good.

Check this video out if you haven’t seen it. It’s a wonderful representation of both the Olympic and American spirit.