The bronze medal in soccer went to Germany, who beat Japan 2-0 for third place. Among the bronze medalists is 24-year-old German midfielder Linda Bresonik, who was outed last year by German tabloids. Bresonik played well early on in the Olympics, but injured her ankle in a match against Sweden during the quarterfinals.
Bresonik, left, fights for the ball with Sweden’s Linda Forsberg
After being taken off the field in stretcher, Bresonik learned she’d torn a ligament in her left ankle. She was forced to sit out the rest of the Games, and cheer her teammates on from the sidelines.
But she happily joined in the bronze medal ceremony with her teammates.
Bresonik (middle) celebrates with her teammates at the medal ceremony