Canadian hockey player accused of poor sportsmanship on medal stand after losing to US


They’re both precious metals, but gold has a lot more value than silver.

The same is true when it comes to Olympic medals.

The American women’s hockey team won gold Thursday at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and the joy of forward Hilary Knight and her teammates could hardly be contained.

The Americans defeated four-time defending Olympic champion Team Canada 3-2 in a dramatic shootout.

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Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored an incredible goal in the sixth frame of the shootout to put the Americans on top, and 20-year-old goalie Maddie Rooney made her 31st save of the game to lock up the victory.

Team USA’s golden joy was countered by the Canadians’ distaste for silver.

One Team Canada player in particular made it clear she placed zero value in finishing second.

Do you think Jocelyne Larocque showed poor sportsmanship?

When the silver medal was placed around the neck of defender Jocelyne Larocque, she immediately yanked it off.

Many observers thought it showed poor sportsmanship.

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Some, however, defended Larocque, saying she’s a fiery competitor who was crushed by the defeat.

Larocque herself said of the moment, “It was just hard. I mean, we were going for gold. We were chasing that gold medal.”

Her Pyeongchang silver will serve as a shiny reminder of how she and her teammates fell short.

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Todd Windsor is a senior story editor at The Western Journal. He has worked as an editor or reporter in news and sports for more than 30 years.
Todd Windsor is a senior story editor at The Western Journal. He was born in Baltimore and grew up in Maryland. He graduated from the University of Miami (he dreams of wearing the turnover chain) and has worked as an editor and reporter in news and sports for more than 30 years. Todd started at The Miami News (defunct) and went on to work at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., the St. Petersburg (now Tampa Bay) Times, The Baltimore Sun and Space News before joining Liftable Media in 2016. He and his beautiful wife have two amazing daughters and a very old Beagle.
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