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Have you no heart? She prepped for four (+) years for these games and for her to end it disappointed is something to sympathise with. But I guess I shouldn't expect as much from an idiot like you.

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Have you no heart? She prepped for four (+) years for these games and for her to end it disappointed is something to sympathise with. But I guess I shouldn't expect as much from an idiot like you.
Everyone has the same opinion as me. I guess you identify with sore losers very well

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Everyone has the same opinion as me. I guess you identify with sore losers very well
Who is everyone? and check the definition of a "sore loser", please
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The media, the people who commented the incident, etc. Please, Federer was criticized for crying (unfairly IMO), but this was ridicolous, she looked like a 3 year-old.

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I'm sorry I identify with someone being hugely disappointed after putting so much effort in. I suppose you've been successful in every aspect of your life.

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In all honestly, I can understand it...but I was also a litte embarassed for her. I'm almost certain she'll regret not doing in behind closed door. In saying that, if I was in her position I probably would have been hysteric aswell.

...Don't forget, this was probably her last chance, she is 37.
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I'm sorry I identify with someone being hugely disappointed after putting so much effort in. I suppose you've been successful in every aspect of your life.

I certainly take my defeats better than that.

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Have you no heart? She prepped for four (+) years for these games and for her to end it disappointed is something to sympathise with. But I guess I shouldn't expect as much from an idiot like you.
Exactly. Imagine how it feels to have 4+ years of hard work and dedication for nothing - 4 years that can't be brought back and seem like a waste. She has every right to feel upset, though granted her reaction is a bit OTT.. but it could have been much worse.

For me, the most embarrassing moment is when that drunk spectator heckled Usain Bolt (saying that he wasn't going to win ) and tried to throw a glass bottle at him just before the 100m final.

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I certainly take my defeats better than that.
Buddy, compared to these athletes you haven't worked a day in your life. You have no right to judge, and you are certainly mistaken if you think your opinion matters so much so as to open a thread.

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Buddy, compared to these athletes you haven't worked a day in your life. You have no right to judge, and you are certainly mistaken if you think your opinion matters so much so as to open a thread.
Yes because opening a thread is even more important than publishing an article in the New York Times.

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In all honestly, I can understand it...but I was also a litte embarassed for her. I'm almost certain she'll regret not doing in behind closed door. In saying that, if I was in her position I probably would have been hysteric aswell.

...Don't forget, this was probably her last chance, she is 37.
Agreed. You can't help but feel for people who work and train so hard - who live and breathe their sport and then fall short when it matters most.

Hooooowwwever, flinging yourself to the ground like a rag doll is something you're probably going to look back on and cringe, at least a little. The reaction of her competitor kinda said it all. She was trying to console her but as soon as she did that she bolted!

People will empathise much more with tears or exclamations of frustration, rather than hysterics. I realise she was just in the moment and not looking for sympathy but it's not so unusual for someone to feel a bit bemused or uncomfortable watching that.

Anyway, I hope it helped her to work through it or to start working through it.

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She's 37 and has fought back from two career threatening injuries, one of which was sustained at a very advanced age. I can't imagine how hard she's worked to get herself back into shape. She retires this year and an Olympic medal was the only thing keeping her going so I can fully understand her reaction.

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As much as you can sympathize, this is rather cringeworthy .
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