Well, she spoke out about all of this, as it was clearly getting to her. Not something an Olympian needs before a competition.
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More on this from Sally Jenkins at the Washington Post:
It took just four days to suck all the energy out of Douglas.First, she awoke after the achievement of a lifetime to a ludicrous, racially loaded conversation about the neatness of her coif, started by a bunch of Twitter critics. To be frank, anyone who eyed Douglas’s ponytail was looking for a reason to criticize. Her performances were so entrancing that you could only notice her hair if you dragged your eye there with a malicious purpose. So instead of reveling in her victory, Douglas found herself addressing her coif.Fox is worried about black Olympians' patriotism. Perhaps it should examine its own.