Sometimes the “agony of defeat” (as ABC’s “Wide World of Sport” used to refer to it in their intro), stings a bit less when exemplary sportsmanship is the cause. Today is the final day of competition for Archery at the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo.
Semi-final competition in Portugal, Sergio Garrido had a 3 point lead going into the final round when he suffered an equipment failure. With zero points for his “miss”, any target hit would have won it for for his opponent Alves. Instead, Alves chose not to shoot, giving himself a miss and Garrido the win.
Embracing failure bullseye.