Disappointment on the podium: silver medalists

Olympics Day 1 - Judo

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You'd think an Olympian would be happy to approach the podium and receive a medal, but while gold medal winners are understandably ecstatic and bronze medalists look giddy just to be onstage, silver medal winners are often described as the "first loser." Many Olympians are proud of their silver while some can't help but express the disappointment of being so close --  and yet so far -- from Olympic gold. -- By Paul Rosales, Yahoo! Sports

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