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“I realized how much people were inspired by me.”“She won gold for us – not just for Canada but for the whole world.
But that is just the outward symbol of a more poignant victory, which she shared with thousands of roaring fans in the Pacific Coliseum on Thursday night – and many more around the globe.
With the notable exception of her emotional short program Tuesday night, Rochette has asked for – and been given – the space to sort through the passing of the person she calls “my biggest fan and my best friend.”But the story emerged Thursday as family members, friends, and Rochette herself offered a glimpse at how she managed to skate to a personal best performance during the most trying time of her life.
When Rochette first received news on Sunday that her mom had passed on, she immediately declared she would skate anyway.
At one point, when the emotion of talking about her mother became too much, her coach and press attaché pulled her away and told the reporters she was finished.
But she stomped her foot in protest, making her turquoise skirt shiver, and shook her head.
With the Olympics in her home country, Joannie Rochette, a five-time national figure skating champion, has felt both the pressure and the excitement of being the home-country sweetheart at the Vancouver Games.