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Olympic disappointments are just as memorable as Olympic triumphs.

By The SI Staff
August 16, 2016

Usually fans remember Olympic champions, but sometimes the people who lose stick in our minds. 

For some that might be the United States’ shocking basketball loss to Puerto Rico in 2004. Or maybe Mary Decker’s collision with Zola Budd was more noteworthy. Vote for your most heartbreaking upset below. 


American gymnast Simone Biles suffered her own Olympic shortcoming this year in the balance beam. She was expected to take gold but ended up with just a bronze

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