Happiness does not depend on individual victories.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson failed to make history at her third Winter Olympics but displayed great sportsmanship in the moments after she left the match. women’s swimming final on Sunday in Beijing.
The 33-year-old American snowboarder took the time to congratulate his fellow countrymen – something that isn’t always easy to do after a crushing defeat.
“I decided I didn’t want my happiness to depend on results or medals. I want to be happy regardless and I want to be really proud of the girls We Anderson said. “Sometimes my friends put it down and I can’t, but we’re all in this together.”
While delighted for her competitors, Anderson said she took time to reflect after the competition, and expressed that the loss made her recall herself after feeling emotional at the lack of Olympic goals. mine.
“I had a bit of a mental breakdown,” Anderson admitted as she spoke to NBC after the sloppy style incident. “At the end of the day, I’m just human. I try my best. I always try my best, but I’m not a robot.”
At the end of the day, Anderson said she appreciates every part of the competition — win and lose. She supports her teammates and praises her opponents.
“It humbles me,” says Anderson, “not to quote ‘failure’ but something like that. “I want to hold my head high. I want it to be a win no matter what. ”
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