15 Olympians’ Heartbreaking Reactions To Their Performances

Nothing is more upsetting than watching 4 years of training getting wiped out by one bad race.

1. Australia’s Daniel Greig, after finishing his 500m speedskating race in which he took a huge fall just meters after the start.

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2. Japan’s Sho Endo, after being eliminated from the Men’s Moguls Final in skiing.

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3. American John Daly, after a disastrous skeleton run where his sled slipped off the track.

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4. American J.R. Celski, after tripping over his own skate in the short-track speedskating event.

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5. South Korea’s Kim Hyeok, after he and his team lost the Pre-Qualification Olympic match against Japan.

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6. Switzerland’s Didier Defago, after a disappointing run during the Alpine Men’s Downhill Ski.

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7. Germany’s Claudia Pechstein, after eyeing her time from the Women’s 3000m Speedskate.

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8. Australia’s Brendan Kerry waiting for his score, after a series of stumbles during his Figure Skating Short.

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9. Great Britain’s Elise Christie, after failing to get a medal for her Ladies’ Speedskating 500m Final race.

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10. Alexei Grishin of Belarus, after a disappointing finish off the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Aerials Qualification.

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11. Germany’s Andrea Henkel, after the Women’s 12.5km Mass Start Biathalon & Ski.

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12. Mike Ehrmann, after one of his jumps during the Freestyle Skiing Aerials competition.

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13. Japan’s Maki Tabata, after making a false start during the Women’s 1500m Speed Skate.

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14. Austria’s Matthias Guggenberger, after a disappointing run during the Men’s Skeleton.

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15. Germany’s Monique Angermueller, after crashing during her 1000m Speed Skate, finishing last and getting disqualified.

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Tanya Chen is a senior editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.
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