When a silver medal isn’t good enough…

There are hundreds of highlights flying around from the Olympics but there is nothing that i’ll remember more clearly than the following scenes following the silver medal win (or the loss as they would see it) by Mark Hunter and Zak Purchase in the men’s double sculls.

Link to BBC interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19124776

The emotion from John Inverdale really showed what was happening and just how completely gutted Hunter and Purchase were. It’s quite a shocking scene in a lot of ways and shows what the absolute dedication to a single goal can lead to – sheer joy on one hand or complete collapse on the other (in this case mentally and physically). I have to say watching that left a big impression with me.

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