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Rochette happy to celebrate mother

Updated: March 4, 2010, 9:06 PM ET
Associated Press

BERTHIERVILLE, Quebec -- Joannie Rochette placed her Olympic medal on her mother's casket and bid farewell Thursday to the woman she called her best friend.

Rochette momentarily set her figure skating bronze on the coffin during the funeral for Therese Guevremont-Rochette.

Rochette, who melted hearts around the world last week by delivering the medal-winning performance in Vancouver amid her grief, struggled through the painful final step of saying goodbye to her mother.

Rochette's ...

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