"We're here to compete for a gold medal," U.S. forward Julie Chu, who already has two silvers and a bronze, said before the meeting. "The opening ceremony is a very special part of the Olympics, but isn't it more (important) to win a medal?"
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"We're going for a different color this time," she said.
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