The thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. Sports (and life) are set up so we are always experiencing one or the other. Nobody wins all the time we've all had to swallow the bitter medicine of being beaten. Take Olympic gold medalist Harold Abrahams for example. He had not been beaten until his race against Eric Liddell. The film Chariots of Fire portrayed the anguish and self-doubt he suffered after losing. He shook off his despondency and went on to win at the Olympics, but other losers have been devastated by defeat.
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