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Olympics Day 6 - Rowing

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: (C) Rower Chris Bartley of Great Britain is helped to the medal stand after having to be pulled out of his boat after winning the silver medal in the Lightweight Men's Four final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 2, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Disappointment on the podium: silver medalists

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