Daniela Anschutz-Thoms' medal jinx has struck yet again after she finished fourth in a major event for an unbelievable 15th time.
Right up until the last lap, Germany's unluckiest Olympian looked set to break the mold and grab silver in the women's 3000 metre speed skating race.
But eventually the 35-year-old fell short, losing out on third place by just three hundredths of a second.
No matter how hard poor old Daniela tries, she just can’t escape fourth place.
For a total of 15 times in the last 12 years, she has just missed out on the medals at big events like the Olympics, World Championships and the European Championships.
After the race in Vancouver she moaned: "*****! ***** follows me wherever I go! I made no mistakes, I’m endlessly disappointed."
Sarcastically she added: "Winning all my fourth places has always been a close call."
In the evening she washed down her frustration with a cold beer in a bar. Quietly she said: "This is a black day for me. It couldn’t possibly be any worse."
It's not all over yet, though – the 5,000 metre race takes place next Wednesday. The German speed skater still has a few days to regain her strength and build up her shattered confidence.
Maybe next time she will finally manage to break the cycle and get her hands on one of those medals!