08/12/2012 04:08 pm ET

Maria Burns Ortiz Responds To Criticism Of Leonel Manzano's Celebration

Leo Manzano ended the race with a strong kick, the letters USA emblazoned across his chest as he crossed the finish line. After securing the silver medal in the 1500 meters, Manzano celebrated – like all Olympic athletes – by draping himself in his country’s flag. An American flag. At some point, he was handed a Mexican flag as well. He clutched it in his hand.

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