Sunday, March 25, 2012

Maria Dmitrienko: Classy Lady

Yahoo reports that

A gold-medal winning athlete from Kazakhstan was forced to stand through a national anthem that insulted other countries and boasted of her nation's "clean prostitutes" when organizers at a shooting competition accidentally played a fake anthem from the comedy film "Borat."*

And she stood there wearing her medal and did not so much as blink.

Her name is Maria Dmitrienko and she is worthy of honor. (Imagine being an Olympic athlete and, wearing your medal, standing through a particular song about the United States and keeping a straight face. Most of us couldn't have done it.)

Awesome. Well done, madam. Well done.

(*It should be noted that the organizers of the games--held in Kuwait--may not have known the difference and that it might well have been an honest mistake.)

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