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Date: 08/12/12 03:05 PM

60 Responses to This Is China Winning Silver… [3 Pics]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    Link: This Is China Winning Silver... - This is Great Britain willing bronze.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    Silver medal is allways the "sadest" medal.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    The saying goes: You LOSE a Silver medal, you WIN a Bronze.

    But not in this case, eh? Here it`s:
    "Oh no! Only Silver? I`m going to prison for sure!"
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    Swash Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    "Silver medal is allways the "sadest" medal."

    Silver medal for sadism?...didn`t think the house of commons was participating in the olympics
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    The chinese guy is sad because Gold medal winners get a massive state pension for life. Silver medalists get nothing.

    Whereas Tom can enjoy his silver we don`t work our athletes in a training (concentration) camp 24/7 from 8yrs old and demand gold or drat you and die in a gutter.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Don`t make fun of the Chinese athletes, they live in a fascist state and their future is bleak if they don`t please their superiors.

    The British - well they`re going to continue to live like everything is awesome until everyone realizes there isn`t enough money to live like we`ve been living. Then, game over.

    Pity them both.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    l and n are not side by side, so i give fancy a 7.5 in stupid rating
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Chinese athletes have been brainwashed for years in concentration camps to strive only for gold. Getting silver is having their entire life`s purpose slip away.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    @Andrew155 - What are you going on about *this* time? Sheesh.
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    whapitoot Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    Qui Bo is the current world champion in 2 seperate diving heights. Additionally, in 2011 world diving series he got 25 perfect 10s. He was crowned Male Diver of the Year by FINA at the end of 2011. It was heavily expected that he would get gold.

    Plus it was his to win. It wasn`t that he was surpassed by a better diver, he faltered in his own dives.

    I`d be pissed off..
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    Andrew155, its kind of you to try and add to your countries impressive tally of medals, but your a little late, and there is no gold medal for being a wanker. >sorry<
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    It is based on the individual. I would be disappointed in myself if I knew I could have scored better than what gold did. Also I would be super excited if I had the best effort ever and that won me only bronze.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    Tears are an expression of emotion.
    Gold = tears
    Silver = tears
    Bronze = tears
    To be so close to being the best in the world is a truly emotional experience that very few of us will attain; thus those of us not in that position are not qualified to judge or pass opinion on those who are.
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    Casa88 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    There is a story behind this, which people from the UK will know about. The boy who came 3rd did it all for his father who passed away, he was harassed by twitter trolls taking the piss out of him and everything saying he wouldn`t even make the final.

    So all things considered, you can understand the celebrations for bronze.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    those could be tears of happiness ... people cry when they`re happy too you know
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    @jendrian- he was the favorite so I doubt he is crying tears of joy for finishing second.

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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    3rd best in the world is worth celebrating
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    Keep in mind you generally win the bronze medal by winning the bronze medal match, and win the silver by losing the gold medal match.
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    whyme73 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm
    @tvremote in diving its a group of people all diving for medals not facing off. its like gymnastics.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    When it comes to winning, there`s a white way and a wong way.
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    blk954 Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    You would be crying too if you knew what they were going to do to you when you got back to China.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    @SilverThread - LOL!!!
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    SteelNexus Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    They will probably be reprimanded and told they have shamed their country and families. They will believe it. I would cry too.
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    Are you folks who are saying that China brainwashes their people and such know for certain that what the deal is? Or are you talking bullocks?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Why you no get gold?
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    DON`T WORRY THIS JUST LIES TO SHAME CHINA WHEN WE GET GOLD IN EVERYTHING GREAT COUNTRY WE FIND WHO DOCTOR THIS AND BRING BEFORE MIGHTY DRAGON TRIBUNAL CHINA NUMBER ONE REMEMBER GOOD CITIZENS
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    All of you moaning that they have it hard in China... if you felt that way go ahead and let them all win gold like some spoilt child. Oh wait, you got the most golds didn`t you?

    In life you win and you lose. China needs to learn to get over itself. I am happy with our 3rd place and proud as can be!
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    I wouldn`t necessarily go as far as brain washing but, as for as N. Korea is concerned, the losers are forced into hard labor because they`re supposed to be superior and anything else is a shame to the nation, don`t know about China being THAT bad but I can definitely see using shame and discomfort as a big motivator.
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    sten Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 12:27 am
    china losing for silver no one wants to be the best loser
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    numnumnum Male 50-59
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    August 13, 2012 at 12:50 am
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    razbitom Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 1:15 am
    other countries can celebrate it `cause their governments aren`t about to kill the athlete`s family for bringing shame.
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    alsobored Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 1:57 am
    i don`t get why this is amusing.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 2:20 am
    I`m more surprised the grammar police haven`t commented that it`s spelled "winning"!

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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    August 13, 2012 at 2:34 am
    Why must this be about race? It`s about an individual`s expectations. Would Bolt have celebrated bronze? No. Here are two British rowers, Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase, who were visibly distraught at winning SILVER, because they were expected to get a gold. They were crying and apologised for `letting everyone down.` Stop making silly, sweeping, racial generalisations people.
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    minkeymonkey Female 18-29
    8 posts
    August 13, 2012 at 2:44 am
    The diver who won bronze has had a very difficult year, losing his father and then being abused by twitter trolls for not winning the synchronized dive. I`m sure winning ANY kind of medal was a very great honor for him. Do your research IAB
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 3:20 am
    This is a common theme in the olympics regardless of nationality, and has been the subject of study.

    In the case of feeling distraught over a silver medal, it`s basically attributed to being the closest you can get to winning a gold and not getting it, and in the case of winning a bronze, you`re thrilled because it`s the closest you can get to not winning a medal at all, but getting one. You can read about the study here conducted after the 92 olympics:

    APA Counterfactual thinking and satisfaction among Olympic medalists.

    Recent NPR article on the matter.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 13, 2012 at 4:26 am
    This is why we in Britain are perennial losers. We celebrate losing.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 6:00 am
    Lol @ drawman61!
    And they call it GREAT Britain,why?
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    August 13, 2012 at 6:17 am
    @Drawman - I do hope you are just trolling. The only reason I can see for any Brit being perceived as a loser is encapsulated perfectly in your miserable account of us all! `This is why we in Britain are perennial losers.` Speak for yourself mate, not for the rest.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 6:36 am
    "And they call it GREAT Britain,why?"

    Because we owned most of the world. Including your douchey piece of crap.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 6:57 am
    IRockYeah-"Because we owned most of the world."

    Annnnnd, you lost it. You`re now the proud owner of exactly 0.14%.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 6:58 am
    Great Britain (and any other free country): "Yay, I just won an Olympic medal!"

    China: "Only silver? Great, now I won`t get to eat for a month and half my family will be sent to death camps or worse."

    Amazing that such a truly evil empire even gets to compete in the Olympics.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 7:09 am
    @IRockYeah

    ROFL!!!

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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 7:29 am
    silver? their parents are gonna be sooooo mad.
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    Palfas Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 7:35 am
    One of these teams will get a parade, the other will get marched off to a "camp". Can you guess which is which?
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    sparki1980 Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 7:37 am
    Well in team sports, you get silver by losing your last game. You get bronze by winning your last game. For one it`s a sad consolation prize, for the other it was win or go home empty handed.

    Plus those kids are gonna get beat for losing.
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    Aillmyyesr Female 30-39
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 7:55 am
    "Well in team sports, you get silver by losing your last game."

    Wasn`t a team sport, this was individual and points based.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 8:16 am
    Not being happy with second best would be seen as a positive trait if this diver wasn`t from China.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 9:03 am
    @paddy215

    No, it`s called being a sore looser. Crying about it is called being a bitch.
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    MrRugby Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 10:43 am
    The whole picture is taken out of context. Tom Daley was really chuffed with his bronze for a number of reasons, not least because his heat earlier on in the day didn`t indicate a medal was going to happen.

    Furthermore, re the Britain losing the States aspect, it`s not something that Britons care about. You`ll probably find that most people these days are slightly ashamed of our colonial history.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 10:51 am
    They`re crying because they know they`re going to be whipped even harder when they get back.
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    MrRugby Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 10:57 am
    Where is the evidence that the Chinese are going to get crap when they get back. Seems a little bit of an ignorant generalisation to me.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 11:08 am
    "No, it`s called being a sore looser. Crying about it is called being a bitch."

    After four years of hard work I reckon its fair enough to be a bit emotional about missing the top spot. Its not like he just rolled up that afternoon and had a crack at it.

    Anyway - we can let the trolling was on past - it was a good games. London and Team GB did an excellent job.


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    MrRugby Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 11:34 am
    The context for being upset all depends on what you expect, or what you went into the Olympics for. Many are expecting a top spot, anything less is disappointing, some want a medal, and some want to simply be there.

    Let`s be fair, being third in the entire world, is no mean feat. Put it another way, I believe there are around 1700 players in the NFL - Most sport loving kids in the USA I would assume would love to be a pro-footballer,or sportsplayer. Even in the lower echelons, the standard is extremely high. Most kids, will never reach that standard. Although, naturally as mentioned above, it all depends the reason you go into the Olympics.
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    Owanie Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    After such an utterly boring, pretentious, and failed attempt at creating an opening ceremony that topped the Chinese; I`m sure bronze would be a welcome high.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    August 14, 2012 at 12:00 am
    VV as MeGrendel`s 0.14% includes this green and pleasant land then that`s fine by me.

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