Faces of Olympic heartbreak

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Only the best of the best can take home a medal from the Sochi Games, and that means disappointment for many dedicated Olympians.


Yuna Kim of South Korea wipes her face as she attends a news conference following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
South Korea protests women's figure skating result
Yuna Kim of South Korea wipes her face as she attends a news conference following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Bruce Arthur, @bruce_arthur: "Man, look at Patrick Kane's face."
Bruce Arthur's Tweet
Bruce Arthur, @bruce_arthur: "Man, look at Patrick Kane's face."
Team USA react to their 3-2 overtime loss to Canada in the women's ice hockey gold medal game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Team USA react to their 3-2 overtime loss to Canada in the women's ice hockey gold medal game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Team USA react to their 3-2 overtime loss to Canada in the women's ice hockey gold medal game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Shaun White of the U.S. reacts after the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014. American snowboarder Shaun White, one of biggest draws at the Winter Olympics and favourite to win his third straight halfpipe title, bowed out without a medal on Tuesday in the biggest upset of the Games so far. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 01 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE 'SOCHI - EDITOR'S CHOICE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'EDITOR'S CHOICE - 11 FEBRUARY 2014'
White of the U.S. reacts after the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, in Rosa Khutor
Shaun White of the U.S. reacts after the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014. American snowboarder Shaun White, one of biggest draws at the Winter Olympics and favourite to win his third straight halfpipe title, bowed out without a medal on Tuesday in the biggest upset of the Games so far. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 01 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE 'SOCHI - EDITOR'S CHOICE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'EDITOR'S CHOICE - 11 FEBRUARY 2014'
REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE Britain's Elise Christie cries after crashing out during the women's 500 metres short track speed skating final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. Christie missed out on a silver when she was blamed for a crash in the women's 500 metres final after she, Arianna Fontana of Italy and South Korea's Park Seung-hi were sent sprawling on the ice following a collision on the first lap. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)
Britain's Christie cries after crashing out during the women's 500 metres short track speed skating final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE Britain's Elise Christie cries after crashing out during the women's 500 metres short track speed skating final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. Christie missed out on a silver when she was blamed for a crash in the women's 500 metres final after she, Arianna Fontana of Italy and South Korea's Park Seung-hi were sent sprawling on the ice following a collision on the first lap. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)
Team USA react to their 3-2 overtime loss to Canada in the women's ice hockey gold medal game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Team USA react to their 3-2 overtime loss to Canada in the women's ice hockey gold medal game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Team USA react to their 3-2 overtime loss to Canada in the women's ice hockey gold medal game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
United States' Bode Miller sits on his skis after finishing the men's downhill at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
United States' Bode Miller sits on his skis after finishing the men's downhill at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
United States' Bode Miller sits on his skis after finishing the men's downhill at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Mercedes Nicoll of Canada reacts after crashing in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Qualification Heats on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 5
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Mercedes Nicoll of Canada reacts after crashing in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Qualification Heats on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Valerie Maltais of Canada reacts after falling in the Short Track Women's 1000m Semifinals on day fourteen of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Short Track Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 14
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Valerie Maltais of Canada reacts after falling in the Short Track Women's 1000m Semifinals on day fourteen of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Canada forward Sidney Crosby consoles USA forward Patrick Kane after Canada won 1-0 in a men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Canada forward Sidney Crosby consoles USA forward Patrick Kane after Canada won 1-0 in a men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Canada forward Sidney Crosby consoles USA forward Patrick Kane after Canada won 1-0 in a men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. finishes in the women's skeleton event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKELETON)
Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. finishes in the women's skeleton event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. finishes in the women's skeleton event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKELETON)
Shani Davis of the U.S. looks dejected after competing in the men's 1,500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Shani Davis of the U.S. looks dejected after competing in the men's 1,500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Shani Davis of the U.S. looks dejected after competing in the men's 1,500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Ashley Wagner of the United States reacts to her score after competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Darren Cummings/Pool/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Ashley Wagner of the United States reacts to her score after competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Darren Cummings/Pool/Getty Images)
Canada's Kaya Turski reacts after crashing during the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)
Canada's Kaya Turski reacts after crashing during women's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification event at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Canada's Kaya Turski reacts after crashing during the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)
Koen Verweij of the Netherlands reacts to narrowly missing out on first place to be placed second in the men's 1,500 metres speed skating race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Koen Verweij of the Netherlands reacts to narrowly missing out on first place to be placed second in the men's 1,500 metres speed skating race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Koen Verweij of the Netherlands reacts to narrowly missing out on first place to be placed second in the men's 1,500 metres speed skating race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Australia's Russell Henshaw reacts after crashing during the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING OLYMPICS)
Australia's Russell Henshaw reacts after crashing during men's freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Australia's Russell Henshaw reacts after crashing during the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING OLYMPICS)
Heather Richardson of the U.S. cups her face and looks down after competing in the women's 1,500-meter race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Heather Richardson of the U.S. cups her face and looks down after competing in the women's 1,500-meter race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Heather Richardson of the U.S. cups her face and looks down after competing in the women's 1,500-meter race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
John Daly of the United States puts his head in his hands after a bad final run that dropped him out of medal contention during the men's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
John Daly of the United States puts his head in his hands after a bad final run that dropped him out of medal contention during the men's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
John Daly of the United States puts his head in his hands after a bad final run that dropped him out of medal contention during the men's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Slovenia's Rok Perko has blood on his nose after crashing during the third training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)
Slovenia's Perko has blood on his nose after crashing during the third training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center
Slovenia's Rok Perko has blood on his nose after crashing during the third training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)
Norway's Hedvig Wessel reacts after crashing during the women's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING OLYMPICS)
Norway's Wessel reacts after crashes during the women's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Norway's Hedvig Wessel reacts after crashing during the women's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING OLYMPICS)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Shaun White of the United States reacts after competing in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 4
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Shaun White of the United States reacts after competing in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Julia Mancuso of the U.S. reacts after the women's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)
Julia Mancuso of the U.S. reacts after the women's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center
Julia Mancuso of the U.S. reacts after the women's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)
Sin Da-woon of Korea reacts after he crashed out in the men's 1,500 metres short track speed skating semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)
Sin Da-woon of Korea reacts after he crashed out in the men's 1,500 metres short track speed skating semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Sin Da-woon of Korea reacts after he crashed out in the men's 1,500 metres short track speed skating semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)
South Korea's Lee Bo-ra holds her leg and grimaces in pain after crashing during the women's 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Korea's Lee Bo-ra holds her leg and grimaces in pain after crashing during the women's 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Korea's Lee Bo-ra holds her leg and grimaces in pain after crashing during the women's 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Switzerland's Nadja Jnglin-Kamer sits after crashing near the finish line during a women's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Switzerland's Nadja Jnglin-Kamer sits after crashing near the finish line during a women's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Switzerland's Nadja Jnglin-Kamer sits after crashing near the finish line during a women's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Canada's Mercedes Nicoll reacts after crashing during the women's snowboard halfpipe qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Canada's Nicoll reacts after crashing during the women's snowboard halfpipe qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Canada's Mercedes Nicoll reacts after crashing during the women's snowboard halfpipe qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)
Canada's Charles Hamelin leaves the rink after crashing out during the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 15, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
Canada's Charles Hamelin leaves the rink after crashing out during the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
Canada's Charles Hamelin leaves the rink after crashing out during the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 15, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Arielle Gold of the United States is given assistance after crashing in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Qualification Heats on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 5
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Arielle Gold of the United States is given assistance after crashing in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Qualification Heats on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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