Disappointment is a relative thing.
After the second full day of competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Team USA is tied with China in the overall medal standings. It’s been a pretty solid start for the Americans.
Still, the country defines Olympic success by one simple metric: Did it beat the rest of the world or not? With a bar that high, you feel every stumble.
Against such stiff competition day in and out, let downs are inevitable, and that goes for every country, not just Team USA.
Day 2 was no exception to this fact of life, and in fact may have ended ahead of the average pace. These are the athletes who fell a little short on Sunday.