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Mad to miss out on gold? I can relate

Updated: February 9, 2014, 6:53 PM ET
By Julie Foudy | espnW.com

SOCHI, Russia -- First, there was the smile as she crossed the finish line. Not that hell-yes-I-just-skied-the-best-run-of-my-life smile, but more a mild acceptance that after all these years of training, it may not be enough. And when the result appeared, so did the tears, slowly streaming down her cheeks in silent protest.

But it was the words American moguls skier Hannah Kearney posted on Facebook hours later that struck me the most:

Sochi Bronze. I regretfully report ...

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