In the recent World Athletics Championships in London, Australian discus thrower came second and was awarded a Silver Medal for her achievement.

She didn’t win, but she was still smiling afterwards and was rapt with her efforts.


As a former World Champion, shouldn’t she be disappointed that she didn’t win again?

She was smiling because she gave it her all.

She was smiling because she threw her personal best, smashing the national record in the process.

She was smiling because she knew that there was nothing else that she could have done to win.

It’s easy to look at the result and be disappointed if we don’t end up on top.

But if you do your best and are beaten by someone who was better on the day, you can still be extremely proud.

And Dani, we are proud of you, because we know how hard you have worked and winning isn’t everything.