PHOTOS: Fans are sad, stunned by Russia's elimination in hockey
Hopes were high for Russia to win gold at the Olympics in Sochi but they won't and the anguish was obvious at Bolshoy Ice Dome on Wednesday.
Expectations were monumentally high for Russia's hockey team at the Olympics, anything less than gold would be a disappointment. Anything less than a medal would be downright painful.
That pain was written all over the faces of Russians on Wednesday as their hockey team lost to Finland 3-1 in the quarterfinals in Sochi. (Photos via Getty Images.)
Russian fans watching in shadow of torch in Olympic Park just stunned pic.twitter.com/4XaDFno8Wt— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) February 19, 2014
The saddest guy in Russia pic.twitter.com/GtJomTXKzc— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 19, 2014
The players were hardly immune to the crushing looks.
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