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# still a hero
11 tweets that simply say 'Katie will always be a legend'
Hard luck, Katie.

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THERE WAS BITTER disappointment in Rio today as Katie Taylor lost her opening fight and exited the 2016 Olympics.

Following an emotional interview in the stadium after the loss, there was an outpouring of support from people back home watching on:

1. They agreed on the fact that she was a legend before this and will be long after

2. There was a sense of perspective too

3. And an acknowledgment of the impact she’s had

Katie Taylor dejected after losing her fight INPHO / Dan Sheridan INPHO / Dan Sheridan / Dan Sheridan

4. Her legacy is there for all to see

5. An amazing figure both home and abroad

6. What happened today changes nothing

7. And sure it might be time to talk about that statue…

8. Pretty much everyone watching was devastated

9. For commentators watching it happen in Rio, it wasn’t any easier

10. Bray and the rest of the country will always be there

11. She’ll “always be a hero to fighters”

Hard luck Katie </3

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