March 22, 2018

Canada's Jocelyne Larocque refuses to wear Olympic silver medal

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Canada's loss to the US ended the team's run of four straight women's hockey gold medals at the Winter Olympics.

And her uncle said that people criticizing her weren't completely fair.

The U.S. women's hockey team won the gold medal after beating Canada in a historic match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Thursday, February 22.

"When it comes down to a shootout, it could be anybody's game. I felt as if we had lost the gold". Canadian men have won gold at each of the past three Winter Games, after all, and Americans had never - ever! - won an Olympic semifinal.

The growth of women's soccer can be linked directly to the popularity of the US team that gained fame on the world stage.

"Every year, the silver medal winning team has tears in their eyes", Mleczko said.

"And my first response was: unless you're on the other end".

"My mission is more than winning another medal or championship", she told FCA Magazine before the game. And this was just another one of those today - was fighting for a gold medal. The U.S. and Canada then found themselves in a tense shootout.

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"We've screwed it up plenty of times, but she pulled the ideal time to pull it off".

That's Larocque on the second to left, and she appeared to be the only Canadian not wearing her silver medal. She is back again as Canada's captain. She shot the puck into Rooney's pad, and it skittered toward the crease, inching toward the goal line.

Austria's Anna Gasser won gold, scoring 96 on her final run for a combined 185 points.

These two teams were so evenly matched throughout the game that regulation time ended in a 2-2 tie.

"It's hugely disappointing", Canada curling skip Kevin Koe said. But when even that couldn't decide it, a shootout eventually would.

Numerous players are hoping that their historic win will propel women's hockey in the US and hopefully, their win will be made into a movie.

Keller took the only penalty in overtime when she was whistled for an illegal hit with 1:35 remaining. With a day to think about it, she has expressed regret.

And how long did it take her to get over her disappointment in finishing second in Nagano?

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