On August 3rd, 2021, during the pandemic-delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the first Black woman to win the gold medal in women’s freestyle wrestling.
Mensah-Stock’s feat was historic, but it was her display of patriotism that made headlines. Draped in the American flag, an emotional Mensah-Stock told a reporter, “I love representing the U.S., I freaking love living there.”
Mensah-Stock relived that moment Saturday on “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino,” saying it was a dream come true.
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST TAMYRA MENSAH-STOCK ON REPRESENTING TEAM USA: ‘THIS IS WHERE I WAS BORN AND RAISED’
“Honestly, since the beginning, since I began wrestling, I knew that I wanted to represent my country, and I felt that God was calling me to represent it in the wrestling aspect,” she told host Dan Bongino.
“I’m just happy that I got to represent America like I did. It was awesome,” she continued.
Mensah-Stock said she had planned to use the money from the Olympic Games to buy her mom a food truck, but she told “Unfiltered” that Cameron Davies of Cruising Kitchens provided her mom with a custom-made vehicle.
“I just started spiraling and tears all over again,” she told Bongino. “Both of us [Mensah-Stock and her mother] were just ugly crying.”
When asked what would come next, Mensah-Stock said she was not sure, but whatever it was, her family would support her “100% of the way.”
In November, Mensah-Stock was awarded Fox Nation’s “Most Valuable Patriot” award for her actions at the Olympics.
“I was taught to love my country,” Mensah-Stock said upon receiving the award at Fox Nation’s Patriot Awards ceremony at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in November.