Agonizing faces of defeat from PyeongChang

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Olympians work night and day to get to the Olympics, each with the same dream of coming home with a gold medal. So when the cards don’t align and they fall short of their dream, it can be agonizing. Here are some of the heartbreaking photos from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

<p>Silver medal winner Evgenia Medvedeva of Olympic Athlete from Russia reacts after competing during the Ladies Single Skating Free Skating on day fourteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 23, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Silver medal winner Evgenia Medvedeva of Olympic Athlete from Russia reacts after competing during the Ladies Single Skating Free Skating on day fourteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 23, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

<p>Canada’s Gabrielle Daleman competes in the women’s single skating free skating of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Canada’s Gabrielle Daleman competes in the women’s single skating free skating of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

<p>Canada’s Dave Greszczyszyn (L) reacts after missing the chance to qualify for the next round after the mens’s skeleton heat 3 run during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Canada’s Dave Greszczyszyn (L) reacts after missing the chance to qualify for the next round after the mens’s skeleton heat 3 run during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

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<p>South Korea’s Kim Hanul reacts after the women’s single skating free skating of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

South Korea’s Kim Hanul reacts after the women’s single skating free skating of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT

<p>Canadian players win silver medals as they lose the women’s final ice hockey match against the United States as part of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre with a 2-3 score. Valery Sharifulin/TASS </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Canadian players win silver medals as they lose the women’s final ice hockey match against the United States as part of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre with a 2-3 score. Valery Sharifulin/TASS

<p>Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>USA’s Mirai Nagasu reacts after her performance in the women’s single skating short program of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

USA’s Mirai Nagasu reacts after her performance in the women’s single skating short program of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV

<p>Maddie Bowman reacts after competing in the women’s ski halfpipe final during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang on February 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Maddie Bowman reacts after competing in the women’s ski halfpipe final during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang on February 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

<p>Russia’s Evgenia Tarasova reacts after the pair skating free skating of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Russia’s Evgenia Tarasova reacts after the pair skating free skating of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV

<p>Elise Christie of Great Britain cries after crashing during the Ladies’ 500m Short Track Speed Skating final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images) </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Elise Christie of Great Britain cries after crashing during the Ladies’ 500m Short Track Speed Skating final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

<p>Norway’s goaltender Lars Haugen after conceding a goal in their men’s quarterfinal ice hockey match against Olympic Athletes from Russia during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images) </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Norway’s goaltender Lars Haugen after conceding a goal in their men’s quarterfinal ice hockey match against Olympic Athletes from Russia during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

<p>South Korea’s Yura Min reacts after competing in the ice dance short dance of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

South Korea’s Yura Min reacts after competing in the ice dance short dance of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV

<p>Evgenia Medvedeva of Olympic Athlete from Russia reacts with coach Eteri Tutberidze after competing during the Ladies Single Skating Free Skating on day fourteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 23, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Evgenia Medvedeva of Olympic Athlete from Russia reacts with coach Eteri Tutberidze after competing during the Ladies Single Skating Free Skating on day fourteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 23, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

<p>Head coach of Republic of Korea Chisun Paek reacts after losing 5-2 to Finland in the Men’s Play-offs Qualifications game on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Head coach of Republic of Korea Chisun Paek reacts after losing 5-2 to Finland in the Men’s Play-offs Qualifications game on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Madison Chock of the United States reacts after competing in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Madison Chock of the United States reacts after competing in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

<p>Italy’s Anna Cappellini reacts after she and parter Italy’s Luca Lanotte competed in the ice dance free dance of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS </p>
PyeongChang heartbreak

Italy’s Anna Cappellini reacts after she and parter Italy’s Luca Lanotte competed in the ice dance free dance of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

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