Ottawa’s Rachel Homan says she’s struggling with her loss in mixed doubles curling at the Beijing Games.
Homan and partner John Morris lost to Italy 8-7 in extra ends on Feb. 7, ending the Canadians’ hopes of making the Olympic playoffs.
She has avoided social media since then, admitting in a tweet on Wednesday morning that she was having a hard time with the loss.
“Being completely honest because I know many athletes have felt this but I’m in the deepest of black holes wishing we could have found another centimetre for Canada,” Homan said.
“Know that I’m cheering hard for every athlete in Beijing right now but personally struggling beyond words.”
Homan ended her self-imposed social media exile to congratulate long-track speedskater Ivanie Blondin on her gold medal in the team pursuit.
“I’ve been completely off of social media, but when your childhood best friend realizes her lifelong dream, I had to send her the biggest f*# Ya,” said Homan, adding “LFG” and linking to Blondin’s Twitter account.
Homan said in another tweet that although she’s struggling with the loss she was still honoured to represent Canada at the Olympics.
“I never take the maple leaf for granted and am grateful for the chance to fight for you all,” she tweeted, adding a heart and a Canadian flag emoji.