Bronze wasn't good enough for American freestyle skier Hannah Kearney, who took to Twitter after her race saying she had a "broken heart."
The 27-year-old 2010 Vancouver champion was hoping to set a record in Sochi Saturday for back-to-back gold medals at the Winter Olympics. Instead, she fell to third as Canadian sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe took gold and silver in moguls.
“Bronze feels a lot like a broken heart,” the 25-time World Cup winner tweeted.
Dozens of fans replied with their sympathy and support, Olympian Lauren Cheney among them.
“Appreciated @HK_Ski honesty and emotion after winning bronze…#TeamUSA is still proud of you!” the Team USA soccer player tweeted.
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While most reaction was positive, Kearney also recieved blunt replies accusing her of being a sore loser and saying that she should be satisfied with merely being in the Olympic Games.
An hour after her first post, Kearney reflected again on her place on the podium. “In better news, I contributed to the #TeamUSA medal count, I am healthy and I believe everything happens for a reason,” she wrote. The tweet was favorited by fans over 1,000 times.