Winning a silver medal at the Olympics is quite the accomplishment, but in some situations, it can still feel like a loss.
And when that loss comes at the hands of your arch rivals, receiving your silver medal can be anything but fulfilling.
Jocelyne Larocque of the Canadian National women’s hockey team was visibly upset after her team’s 3-2 loss to the U.S. in the gold medal game.
“You work so hard. We wanted gold but didn’t get it,” Larocque said of her team’s short-coming in an interview with the Associated Press.
After the game, the two-time Olympic medalist removed her medal as soon as it was placed around her neck.
Jocelyne Larocque took off her silver medal literally as soon as it was placed on her neck pic.twitter.com/m32VdrVueo
— Katie Brown (@katiebhockey) February 22, 2018
According to Grant Robertson of The Globe and Mail, as Larocque finished answering questions from reporters and made her way to the Canadian dressing room, she was met by an IIHF official. The official informed her that there are “legal” reasons as to why she must wear the medal.
Larocque nodded in agreement to the official and hurried off into the Canadian dressing room. It is not known whether or not the disheartened women’s hockey player ever wore her silver medal after the confrontation.
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