Sunday, August 14, 2016

NBC commentator is accused of sexism after seeming to give credit for Hungarian swimmer's world record to her HUSBAND

When Hugarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu smashed the 400-meter individual medley world record by two seconds on Saturday, viewers criticized NBC sportscaster Dan Hicks for his 'sexist' commentary.

Cameras panned to Hosszu's husband and coach, Shane Tusup, and Hicks declared he was 'responsible' for turning her 'into a whole different swimmer.'

Critics slammed Hicks on social media for failing to give Hosszu credit for her work in the pool, but he responded on Sunday, saying: 'It is impossible to tell Katinka's story accurately without giving appropriate credit to Shane, and that's what I was trying to do.'

Tusup was shown animatedly cheering Hosszu on during the preliminary round as she narrowly missed beating the world record.

In the finals, however, she was ahead of the pack by several body lengths and came in with a time of 4:26.36, obliterating the world record of 4:28.43, set by Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen in 2012.

The commentator later acknowledged that with live TV,  'there are often times you look back and wished you had said things differently'.

But Hicks said he was painting as accurate a picture as he could of Hosszu and Shane Tusup's relationship.  Hicks said the swimmer herself credits Tusup for improving her training and bolstering her confidence, which was shattered when she lost the same event four years ago.



Bird of Paradise said...

The PC idiots strike again these whining little pinheads with walnut sized brains stupider then a sack of rocks

Anonymous said...

Go trump yourself, bird brain.

Bird of Paradise said...

Anon 9:56 MAKE ME

Anonymous said...

Feminists can't accept help from men.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

The Feminists folllowing a crooked path right into liberalism and a servatude Stepford wives