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Jingbiao Wu of China reacts after failing to complete his final lift and falling into silver position during the mens 56-kg, group A, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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