More than nine months after Rio, the pain is still there. When Jenn Suhr was reminded of her brief, anguished moments in the interview area after the women’s pole vault final, it all came rushing back to the surface.
“I try not to think about it,” Suhr said by phone last Friday, her voice rising. “It’s still … man, it’s still hard to talk about it. That was devastating.”
Suhr was sobbing, as she had last August after competing with a nasty respiratory ailment and struggling to a seventh-place finish in Brazil. Her hopes for a repeat gold medal having vanished, she broke down in the “mixed zone” that day when she talked about letting down the folks back in Buffalo. BUFFALO NEWS
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