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Olympics Day 7 - Shooting

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: (L-R) Silver medalist Lionel Cox of Belgium, gold medalist Sergei Martynov of Belarus and bronze medalist Rajmond Debevec of Slovenia pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for theMen's 50m Rifle Prone Shooting qualification on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Royal Artillery Barracks on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Disappointment on the podium: silver medalists

August 6, 2012

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