Friends of Kyle Carr disappointed

6:18 PM, Feb 21, 2014   |    comments
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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Local supporters of Kyle Carr were disappointed that the Peachtree City native didn't skate in the Sochi Winter Olympics.

The Trek Bicycle shop in Peachtree City was filled with friends of Kyle Carr's mom, Lisa, who works there as a spinning instructor. They gathered with excitement and enthusiasm to watch Kyle compete.

See our coverage of Kyle Carr and his mom going to Sochi here.

The atmosphere quickly changed as it became clear he actually was not going to participate.

Wearing t-shirts that said "Sochi Bound" in the front and "Team Carr USA" on the back, Carr's local supporters gathered at the Truck n Friday to see him compete. Bob Coup recalled Kyle's mom's memory of when Kyle first decided he would make it to the Olympics

"When he was 7, he told he was going to the Olympics, and here he is 20 years, he's there, and she's so proud of him," Coup said.

When the U.S. men's team didn't list Kyle's name, there was confusion at the Trek Bicycle shop. Lisa price immediately took her phone out and began texting Kyle's mom in Sochi to find out what happened.

"Well I asked if she was okay - of course she's not so okay. I asked for prayer, and I asked if Kyle's going to get a medal and she said no," Price said. 

Price and the other friends of Carr said he has their support - medal or no medal; he's worked hard and made it to the Olympics and they are very proud of him.

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