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Anthem Faux Pas - athlete shows her class

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Precarious Armada:
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/thats-not-our-anthem-borat-song-played-by-mistake-at-medal-ceremony-20120324-1vqh2.html

Now that is grace under fire. Not surprising, perhaps, given that Ms Dmitrienko won a gold medal in a shooting competition, where it's important to stay calm under pressure.

violinp:
 :o How awful for that athlete! And what a classy response.

KenveeB:
I can't imagine having something like that played at what's supposed to be such a proud moment for me and my country! Wow. What grace.

Yvaine:
Yikes! When I clicked the link, I was thinking it was going to just be something like a lyrics flub or a sour note blown out of proportion...but GAH, that's awful! Good for her.

Kitty Hawk:
This happens more often than you might think.  When Alberto Contador won the Tour de France -- pro cycling's most important race -- in 2009 they played the wrong anthem.  And when he won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, they too played the wrong anthem.

He reacted as a gentleman.

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