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Is a gold medal all that matters?

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-08-11 14:11

Greg (US)

Being "disappointed in the medal count" is a bit like being disappointed that your kids didn't do something to make you look good. I'm proud of every athlete competing in the Olympics, especially in the more obscure sports, and only care to see great competition with athletes from across the globe.

Is a gold medal all that matters?

Zhang Mengxue of China poses with her gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics women's 10m air pistol victory ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

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