SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Skiing sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won over many new fans as the first Canadian siblings to medal in the same Olympic event.
But in a packed news conference Sunday, Chloe wept as she reflected on two of their most important: their parents.
"I'm sorry I'm overwhelmed," said the 22-year-old women's moguls silver-medalist. "This is the best moment in my life."
She said she and her two sisters — 19-year-old gold-medalist Justine and 25-year-old Maxine, who competed in the same event but didn't place — knew they couldn't let their parents down after they'd made sure their daughters had everything they needed to participate in sports.
"You would think that it's not a big deal because it's a run down the hill," Chloe Dufour-Lapointe said. "But there are years of training behind it and I just told myself, 'You have to be very brave, you have to do what you can.'"
The moment loosened up a tightly orchestrated news conference, with French and English-speaking journalists squabbling about which language answers should be spoken in and where everyone should stand when the athletes entered the room with their parents.