The swimmer, Emily Seebohm, was expected to win the gold medal in the 100-metres backstroke and wept uncontrollably in a post-race interview after she finished second.
"I've obviously got to log out of Twitter and sign out of Facebook sooner than what I did." she said. "I don't know, I just felt like I didn't really get off (social media) and get into my own mind,". Her coach echoed these sentiments saying "I wish sometimes I could throw their phones away". Is social media the new scapegoat for failure?