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JMiller
August 2nd, 2012, 06:05 PM
When Bronze is Golden.

Emotion binds us together in a shared moment, knowing the man & knowing the history. As Canadians we celebrate the high of Olympic swimming glory, as a brilliant bronze oasis shimmers unbelievably in a desert of solitude.

A lifetime of thirst triggers the electrifying roar inside our bellies, and in that moment in between time we taste the rush of a thousand oceans, all connected by a single granule of salt. Yes, so unlikely and yet the dream awakens as we cheer in unison while the dreamer sleeps in a golden moment.

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Redbird Alum
August 6th, 2012, 12:41 PM
An interesting follow-on to this...

NPR did a bit this past week on which medalist appeared to be the happiest of the three. Thery actually cited a study, which found that the person who got the bronze was usually the most happy of the lot!

Apparently, the gold winner was too often the favorite and was "expected", the silver medalist was wondering what they could have done better to win the gold, but the brionze medalist had "made it" to the podium, and the study noted was more apt to be happy about their place.

I can see that adding the backstory would only make that medal even more sweet.

Thanks for sharing.