Going for the gold, Houston’s Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs didn’t get the outcome she had trained and hoped for.
On Thursday, in her Olympics round-of-16 matchup in the women’s flyweight division, Fuchs fell short against Bulgaria’s Stoyka Krasteva.
Fuchs took to her Instagram to share a message regarding the loss.
“I didn’t get the judges decision last night and don’t understand why. It is what it is. Still honored I got to represent my country,” Fuchs wrote. “Gold was the only way I saw this, so it’s so hard for me to explain how I feel.”
Fuchs went on to express her gratitude to those who supported her, offering a shout-out to her family, team, city and the nation.
Read Fuchs’ full message below: