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By Anne M. Peterson
AP Sports Writer 

Canada goalkeeper Labbe candid about her depression

 

August 6, 2017



When Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe returned home from the Rio Olympics last summer, everyone wanted to see her bronze medal. It became a constant refrain: Where's the medal? Can I see the medal? Show us the medal!

But after a while the pride and joy associated with the medal and its meaning — Canada's second straight bronze in women's soccer — took a dark turn. Labbe wondered if people valued the medal more than they valued her as an individual.

"For me the first little bit of it was surreal: right after the Olympics, going to so many appearances and everyone wanted to see the me...



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