When it comes down to it, just BEING a competitor at the Olympics is an impressive feat. Still, I understand how emotional it must be when you work your entire life to earn a gold medal and it just doesn’t work out. That’s why it’s brutal watching these two athletes. They’re formerly teammates but at the Olympics they’re competitors. The competition worked out for one of them but not the other, and you really feel the run of emotions athletes go through in this one interview. It must hurt at the time but really, being there is a huge accomplishment.