Destroyed! Emma Coburn's Medal Broken by TSA after Olympic Trials
She packed it in her checked luggage before flying home to Boulder, Colorado. Unfortunately, the medal was damaged in-transit by the TSA.
Coburn posted a photo on Twitter with the caption, "Unpacking from the Olympic Trials. Looks like TSA broke my medal. Big piece of glass broken off and missing."
Earlier this year, Coburn set a personal record of 9:10.78 in the 3000m steeplechase, and improved her time from the 2012 Trials by 15 seconds. This will be her second Olympic berth; she placed ninth at the 2012 Games in London. With her improved time, Coburn is expected to contend for a medal. She will be joined by Colleen Quigley and Courtney Frerichs, both of whom will represent the United States for the first time at the Olympic Games.