According to those "in the know", Olympians who receive the Silver Medal in competition are actually less happy about it than those who receive the Bronze Medal.
Apparently this is because they are disappointed to have gotten "so close" to the Gold. Those who win the Bronze Medal are happy because, well, at least they "medaled" and can put Olympic Medalist on their resumes....(and charge more for those well earned endorsements)!
Later on I suppose it sinks in that the Silver Medal is worth something.....about $28 an ounce....lol.
Last Thanksgiving I ran the Turkey Trot 5k and yes I was happy "just to medal"!
Okay, admittedly they give one to everyone who finished and yes it is actually a "turkey medal". I will try to make future medals more impressive....