Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu broke the world record in the 400-meter individual medley, and they cut straight to her coach
Katinka Hosszu is the Hungarian swimmer that broke the world record by two seconds. After her win the NBC announcer Dan Hicks immediately forces attention away from Katinka and gave congratulations and credit to her husband and coach Shane Tusup. Hicks referred to Katinka’s husband as the “the man responsible” for her performance. As if Katinka was not the one in the pool pushing her body to the limit. As if it was her husband that broke a world record.
Criticizing two male divers for hugging after their gold winning performance because their actions weren’t “manly”A United Kingdom newspaper Daily Mail came under fire after inferring that the hug shared between synchronized divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears — who scored gold for Great Britain with the 3-meter synchronized dive — was GIRLISH when compared to the MANLIER pat on the back shared between the other country’s diving team. Never mind the fact that this was their first gold medal, are these world class athletes not allowed to celebrate their win? Or was it the speedos that made their embrace lose masculinity.
Corey Cogdell-Unrein won her second Olympic bronze medal for trap shooting, the Chicago Tribune referred to her as "wife of Bears lineman Mitch Unrein".
For some reason getting married is a bigger accomplishment than winning 2 Olympic medals. How exactly does her marriage to a football player in anyway reference her success at the 2016 games? Did their vows bestow magic accuracy powers? Well, I am sure we all look forward to reading about “the husband of Olympian trap shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein” with all of his future success.
NBC reporter said that the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team looked like they "… might as well be standing in the middle of a mall."
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Unfortunately for the reporter, these girls were not chit-chatting in the middle of a mall. They were celebrating their awe-inspiring success while standing at the world’s most celebrated and prestigious athletic competitions. Could you imagine the same being said about USA’s male gymnastic team? Not in the slightest.
Cosmopolitan marked male Olympians’ success in the most disrespectful way possible by dedicating a special gallery: "36 of the Greatest Summer Olympic Bulges 2016"
Objectifying male athletes by reducing their success down to how tight their speedos are is unacceptable. The worst part of the gallery is the fact that they make no mention of the place or the medals these athletes received. Cosmopolitan gave no background other than the athletes’ name, what country they played for and during which Olympics the “bulge” pictures were taken.
New Outlets referred to a record breaking female swimmer at the “female Michael Phelps”
Katie Ledecky broke her own her own world record while swimming for the USA during the women's 400-meter freestyle. Yet for whatever reason her accomplishments could not be grasped unless she was referenced and compared to Michael Phelps. Comments from social media and the commenters at the Olympics couldn't stop describing the way Ledecky swam like a "man." Which is an interesting thing to say because as far as I’m concerned, swimming is a unisex sport, is it not?