“I think I’ve literally cried my way through these Olympic Games,” Nagasu told People on Saturday.
“It’s been an experience that I will never forget.
“I feel really, really awful about the things I said. I feel bad that people think that I was throwing my teammates under the bus because I never wanted to come off that way.”
Nagasu acknowledged how her comments failed to represent her country well.
“I don’t know if I can stress enough how mentally exhausting this all is, and to have gone out there and attacked every single element even though it wasn’t enough — I feel especially bad that my comments weren’t a good representation of me and I came off really poorly,” Nagasu was quoted as saying.
“I think above all else our job here is to represent Team USA to the best of our ability, and I didn’t do that yesterday and that’s something I have a lot of regret about.”