What a good sport! Brit sends fourth place Olympic medals to Team GB
Team GB might have narrowly missed out on some Olympic medals this week, but one Brit is trying to boost their spirits by creating new 4th place medals for Team GB athletes like Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield who came close to glory.
David Mitchell, a bookshop owner from Derbyshire believes that the standard of competition is so high at the Olympics, that those who come fourth should also be rewarded for their efforts.
"There used to be 84 countries in the Olympic Games, now there are 204," he told the BBC.
"There has been an increase in competitiveness and higher standards need to be taken into account."
Mr Mitchell has spent his own money to create the custom medals for the athletes who came close to medals, with the words ‘In recognition of your 4th Place Olympic Games 2012’ etched into each medal, along with the athlete’s name.
The first on his list for a 4th place medal are Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield, who despite a great performance, came fourth in the men’s synchronised 10m platform diving.
Do you think he has the right idea? Should athletes get a reward for coming 4th or should we stick to bronze, silver and gold?