U.S. Olympic rower Megan Kalmoe says she is getting tired of the discussion about how bad the water quality is in and around the Rio Olympic games and hopes the discussion will turn to the athletes instead.
In an op-ed published by The Guardian, Kalmoe expressed frustration with the constant drumbeat about how bad the Rio games will be.
The 2012 Bronze medalist noted how her family and friends are ready to support her for her third bid for an Olympic medal but “all you want to do is talk about s**t in the water.”
“My request to everyone who is fixated on s**t in the water: stop. Stop trying to ruin the Olympics for us,” Kalmoe wrote.
Kalmoe went on to describe how hard the athletes are working to prepare for the games but said the problems with the games has become nothing but a distraction.
“What purpose does it serve to dwell on this? What benefit can we possibly gain from drilling athletes on their position on the water quality in Rio? None. Or nothing good, anyway,” she exclaimed.
“Let’s move on,” she insisted.
The competitor then warned Americans to forget about the problems and ultimately said she stands ready to power through these troubles to win for America.
“If you are that insecure about where we stand, America, let me be the one to say it. I’ll say it, if it will allay your fears and put some of these issues to rest: I will row through s— for you, America,” she wrote.
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