With the Olympics on we are reminded how we love a winner; but there is only one per event. What about all the other competitors?! The Olympics emphasis on the best performance means that what's more common than the joy of victory is 'disappointment'; and 'unmet hopes and expectations'. This brief article highlights the alternative way to define our worth.
"I can’t imagine how you feel right now. Working so hard for so long to then have your dream, your goal, smashed to pieces. It has been said that competing in elite sport is like experiencing ten funerals for every one wedding. This pain you feel, feels a bit like death..."