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This Canadian hockey player immediately yanked off her silver medal after losing to USA

Jocelyne Larocque immediately too off her silver medal after Canada lost to Team USA in the women's hockey gold medal game. (Twitter)
February 22, 2018

Team USA women’s hockey beat Canada at the Winter Olympics this week. The United States took home its first Olympic gold in the sport since 1998.

It was an intense game filled with penalties, ending in a shootout and a 3-2 victory for the U.S. over Canada.

Then came the medals ceremony.

The Canadian athletes were presented with silver medals.

But one athlete – Jocelyne Larocque – immediately yanked off her silver medal the second it was placed around her neck. She held it at her side and continued to not wear it for the rest of the ceremony.

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For the first time in Olympic women’s hockey history, the game remained tied through five shooters, but the U.S. prevailed. Larocque had previously won the gold when Canada defeated the U.S. at 2014 Sochi Games.

“(It was) just hard. We were going for gold,” Larocque said. When asked if the silver was any consolation, she responded: “I mean, yeah. Once we reflect. But now, not at the moment.”