Our writers pick their best moments, from Alexandra Trusova’s extraordinary rant to Erin Jackson’s groundbreaking gold
Sean Ingle The women’s figure skating free programme. An extraordinary evening of ice and fire, tears and peril. The heart felt for Kamila Valieva as the tears began to roll after the pressures of an extraordinary week caught up for her, but the eyes were also drawn to her teammate Alexandra Trusova and her extraordinary reaction after her five quads were rewarded with only a silver medal. “I will never go out on the ice again,” she said. ‘Never! I hate this sport! It’s impossible! You cannot do it this way! I’m not going to the awards! Everyone has a gold medal! Only I don’t! I hate it all!”
Written by Sean Ingle, Bryan Armen Graham and Martin Belam
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/21/winter-olympics-highs-lows-heroes-villains-beijing-2022 under the title “Winter Olympics: highs, lows, heroes and villains of Beijing 2022”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.