United States fencer Race Imboden and hammer thrower Gwen Berry may have hurt their chances of making the Olympics by silently protesting U.S. politics on the winners' podium during the national anthem at the Pan-American Games on Friday. Imboden took a knee and Berry raised her first.

Trenni Kusnierek, an anchor and reporter with NBC Sports Boston, told Boston Public Radio Tuesday that both athletes had signed contracts stating they would not use their platform to make political protests. Now, they may no longer be able to compete at the 2020 games in Tokyo.

"They have put their chances at risk of being able to represent the United States," Kusnierek said.