Monday, July 30, 2012

Just an Olympic Silver?

Elizabeth Beisel, a 19 year-old American was favored going into the 400 meter IM Olympic final.

She lost to Ye Shiwen, a 16 year-old from China.

After the race, the NBC interviewer asked her a question along the lines of, "how disappointed are you in your performance having only received the Silver medal?"

She was mature beyond her years when she answered, "you know, everyone was so nervous before the race and I did my best. I'm really proud to have won a Silver medal at the Olympics."

I couldn't agree more.

Maybe interviewers would stop asking such idiotic questions if more athletes gave a similar answer?

Probably not, unfortunately.

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