It appears New Zealand knows the difference between Really Golds and Nearly Golds.
Adolf just watched a few minutes of the Channel Nine Olympic coverage. It was the ladies kayak which was won by the French entrant.
Australia's Jessica Fox came in second but what was most impressive about her was first, her applause for the French girl when she recorded a faster time than her own and second, her obvious joy and celebration at winning a silver medal. (Her mother won bronze in the same event in 1996.)
Not so impressive, the commentary team. Wall to wall moaning and gnashing of teeth with this absolute pearler. "It was soooo nearly a gold medal."
So there you go. Australia now counts silver medals as 'Nearly Gold Medals.'
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