Sport Speedskater Boutin cries during medal ceremony after getting death threats

01:07  15 february  2018
01:07  15 february  2018 Source:   Sportsnaut

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Radio-Canada reported that thousands of angry messages and some death threats were directed at Boutin . Canadian speedskater Kim Boutin is photographed during the medal ceremony for the women's 500-metre short-track speedskating event at the PyeongChang Olympic Games in South

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Feb 13, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Kim Boutin (CAN) celebrates winning bronze in the women's short track speed skating 500m finals during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Ice Arena. © Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Feb 13, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Kim Boutin (CAN) celebrates winning bronze in the women's short track speed skating 500m finals during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Ice Arena.

Canadian speedskater Kim Boutin should have experienced one of the happiest moments of her life when she received an Olympic medal on Wednesday, but the moment was bittersweet for her in the wake of what unfolded the day before.

Boutin crossed the finish line in fourth at the women’s 500 meter event on Tuesday, but she ended up taking home the bronze when judges disqualified South Korean Choi Min-jeong for interference. Many fans were furious and felt Boutin initiated the contact, which led to angry comments and even at least one reported death threat toward Boutin on social media.

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Canadian speedskater gets social media threats after controversial race. Boutin initially placed fourth in the photo-finish final but was bumped up to the bronze medal spot after judge’s disqualified South Korea’s Choi Min-jeong for interference.

Speedskater Kim Boutin harassed, threatened after controversial medal . Choi interfered with Boutin twice during the race. #olympics2018 #PyeongChang2018 w h y is choi minjung getting a penalty when kim boutin pushed her? are the judges and refs blind or what

As she accepted her bronze medal on Wednesday, Boutin had tears streaming down her face.

While some angles appeared to show that Boutin initiated contact with Choi the second time Choi tried to pass her, the onus is on the passer to avoid making contact. Judges felt that Choi failed to do that.

Whether the right call was made or not, it’s unfortunate that the result led to such backlash. No one deserves to be threatened over a speedskating race — no matter what the circumstances.

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CANADIAN skater Kim Boutin 's has been subjected to vile death threats from online trolls after her short track Bronze medal win. Kim Boutin has received disgusting death threats after winning bronze.

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