U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas was criticized in some quarters for not placing her hand over her heart during the playing of the national anthem, and then got hit hard for a seeming lack of support for teammates Simone Biles and Aly Raisman during their all-around final event.
Douglas responded at length Sunday after finishing seventh in the uneven bars, her only individual event.
“I support them and I’m sorry that I wasn’t showing it,” Douglas said. “And I should have but for me, it’s been a lot. And I’ve been through a lot. I still love the people who love me. Still love them who hate me. I've just got to stand on that.”