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Is it hating if you put someone on blast who didn’t win? Because that sure is what Silver medalist Dawn Harper and bronze medalist Kellie Wells did when they made their very BOLD statements about teammate Lolo Jones.

Here’s a transcript of a recent interview they did with NBC Sports

BEADLE: You thought that you weren’t getting enough respect after last time (a gold medal in 2008)… Why is that?

HARPER: I thought I was a pretty good story. Knee surgery two months before Olympic trials in 2008, to make the team by 0.007, not have a contract, working three jobs, living in a frat house, running in someone else’s shoes to get the gold medal… ehhh, it sounds pretty interesting. Coming from East St. Louis. I just felt I worked really hard to represent my country to win the gold medal. I just feel like because their favorite didn’t win, we’re going to push your story aside and still gonna push this one, that hurt my feelings. But I showed I can deal with the pressure and came back, and I think you’ve kind of got to respect it a little bit now.

BEADLE: You guys kind of hang out together. Is there fighting amongst the team — we’re talking about Lolo Jones in case you can’t figure it out — is there an awkward situation or have we just all kind of moved on?

WELLS: Well I think that on the podium tonight the three girls that earned their spot and they got their medals and they worked hard and did what they needed to do, prevailed. And that’s all that really needs to be said.

BEADLE: Wow. You can cut the tension in here with a knife.

HARPER: BOOM. Just like that.

She lost the Olympics and then her teammates say this to the media about her….WOW. But they do make good points. Was this something that needed to be said, or a kick while she I’d down. You decide!!!

No Tunechi….@spdacoolkid