The Olympics are a chance to honor the strongest and fastest athletes in the world, but we rarely hear about the weakest or the slowest. Shizo Kanakuri is the exception. He holds the world record for the slowest time in the Olympic marathon. He finished the race after 54 years, eight months, six days, 5 hours and 32 minutes.
After a bitter loss, John Herdman, the head coach of the Canadian women’s soccer team spitefully threw their silver medal into the crowd. He later told the media that “I don’t play this game for medals… and not silver ones anyway.” Some people have called him a sore loser, but apparently, his feelings are not uncommon.