Australia (bless its cotton socks) has decided that Silver is the new Gold:
And congratulations to Valerie Adams on a silver medal in the women's shot putt overnight. She was beaten by a better athlete on the night, with Nadzeya Ostapchuk three times exceeding Adams' best-ever throw.
There's no shame at all about being beaten by a better athlete on the day, and we're sure that Adams will rebound from the loss of her Olympic title. She still has as many years of competition ahead of her as she chooses. Valerie Adams is still a magnificent athlete.