Australian Swimmer Takes a Dig at U.S. Following World Championships Victory: 'Defeating America is Even More Gratifying'
Australian swimmer Cate Campbell made controversial comments about the United States after the World Aquatics Championships in Japan. Campbe...
Australian Swimmer Cate Campbell's Controversial Comments
Australian swimmer Cate Campbell made controversial comments about the United States after the World Aquatics Championships in Japan. Campbell expressed her happiness at not hearing the American national anthem on the first day of competition. She also called the American swimmers "sore losers" and expressed satisfaction at seeing them take a back seat, despite China outperforming both the U.S. and Australia in terms of gold medals. Campbell did not compete in the championships but made these comments in an interview on Australia's Channel 9.
Campbell's Joy at Australia's Victory and Criticism of U.S. Team Tradition
Australian swimmer Cate Campbell expressed her joy at Australia's victory over the United States in a recent competition. She mentioned that it was particularly satisfying to not hear the American national anthem being played during the event. Campbell also expressed her excitement for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics and urged the U.S. to stop being sore losers.
Australian swimmer Cate Campbell expressed her frustration with a U.S. team tradition during the Tokyo Olympics. She complained about the use of a cowbell that the U.S. team rings as their members walk out for their events. Campbell stated that she has never wanted to punch someone more and even expressed a hope that someone would steal the cowbell.
American Olympian Lilly King's Response
American Olympian Lilly King responded to Australian swimmer Cate Campbell's criticism of American athletes cheering for their teammates during events. King defended the American team's support for their teammates and expressed her excitement to see Campbell in Paris for the next Olympics.
Results of the 2023 World Aquatics Championships
In the 2023 World Aquatics Championships, China emerged as the top country in terms of gold medals, winning a total of 20. Australia secured the second position with 15 gold medals, while the United States, for the first time since 2001, did not top the gold medal count and finished with seven gold medals. However, the United States won the overall medal count with a total of 44 medals, including 22 silver and 15 bronze. China secured 40 medals in total, and Australia finished third with 30 medals.
Perception of Americans as Sore Losers
The article discusses the perception of Americans being sore losers in sports, using the example of Michael Phelps and his reaction to having one of his world records broken by French swimmer Leon Marchand. Phelps, who was commentating during the event, was caught on a live mic, challenging the notion that Americans are sore losers.
Michael Phelps's Support for Younger Swimmer
Michael Phelps, the legendary Olympic swimmer, was seen cheering for a younger swimmer who broke his 400 Individual Medley world record by more than a second. Phelps also presented the swimmer, named Marchand, with his gold medal and congratulated him in person.