Latvia surprised everyone by defeating the USA at the World Championships to win the bronze medal.
It’s only the bronze and they haven’t won the gold, some might say…but it goes much further than that. Why?
Quite simply because it is the first time that the country has won an IIHF medal. It’s nothing, and o.kWe realize this when we see pictures of the celebration that took place in the country in the past hours.
There are people in the block.
Celebrations in Latvia to welcome the ice hockey champions who won the bronze medal at the World Championships. Parliament agreed to declare the day a national holiday. The whole country rejoices.
This is what it means to be a nation.
—Bad Baltic Takes (BadBaltic Takes) May 29, 2023
latvians on party Since yesterday.
They made a somewhat “respectful” gesture by going to lay flowers in front of the US Embassy in Riga…but good. Again, this is an important win for the country as it is the first time they have ever been able to taste a medal.
No, the scenario would not be the same in Canada if our representatives won the bronze medal. No more after the victory of the Canadians in the final of the world championship against the Germans.
But they are not the same thing for fairly obvious reasons.
Obviously, when we think of Latvia, the name Bob Hartley comes to mind. Recall that the main interested party held the post of head coach of the country from 2016-2017 to 2020-21 … Since then, Latvians have been able to compete in the international arena.
Bob Hartley, in a way that only his secret knows, was able to change the mindset of the players out there. We know how talented the former NHL player is in providing an exemplary position within any hockey organization and today his work is paying off.
Without shouting out loud, I got the impression that he played a big role in the “conquest” of the bronze medal for the Latvians.
And with that he could be damn proud. Without him, Latvia probably wouldn’t be where it is today…
This is noteworthy.
a lot of
– I would do the same.
– Hockey News (TheHockeyNews) May 29, 2023
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– TVA Sports (TVASports) May 29, 2023
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The band left
– Major League Soccer (MLS) May 29, 2023
– well said.
Hernan Losada has always said that he prefers to look for a second goal when his team is leading 1-0 because a win gives 3 points while a draw is only 1 point.
– Nilton George (@NiltonJorge) May 29, 2023