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31 July 2012: Princes William & Harry were as thrilled as Team GB athletes when practically faultless performances propelled them to an Olympic silver medal. However, delight turned to disbelief in just a matter of minutes as the gymnastics competition continued as a rollercoaster ride for spectators.   The podium celebration, during which the athletes blew kisses to supporters, was interrupted by the news that there had been a mistake with the score; Team GB were instead in line for bronze.

Joy turns to disbelief for William and Harry at gymnasts' silver celebration

Andy Murray and Laura Robson win Olympic silver medal for Team GB.

Andy Murray and Laura Robson win Olympic silver medal for Team GB.

Go Team GB......Olympic Silver in the Eventing!!

Zara Phillips wins a silver medal inthe Team Jumping Event at the London Olympics 2012 - Bing Images.

Zara Phillips, daughter of the Princess Royal, shows off her Silver Medal at the 2012 Olympics.

The moment Zara's gold dream ended: Royal's horror as her horse clips fence during show-jumping final

Dude, Britain is just happy to be there. Let them cook.    NBC News reported on a study that determined that people who win bronze are typically happier than those who win silver. People who win silver tend to consider themselves “first loser”, while those who win bronze are just happy to be on the podium at all.

Best celebration of the Olympics . USA (David Boudia) celebrates gold like it is silver, China (Qiu Bo) celebrates silver like it is nothing, but Britain (Tom Daley) celebrates bronze like it is platinum. (Excuse the language)

Gibbons wins British Championship | Team GB  - Olympic silver medalist Gemma Gibbons returned to action and picked up the first British Championship gold of her career in Sheffield.  Gibbons, one of the stars of London 2012, won all five of her contests at the English Institute of Sport, defeating Laura Dangerfield to win the final in just eight seconds.

Former Falconwood school girl Gemma Gibbons into Olympic judo final

Bronze medallist Iuliia Efimova of Russia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final, London 2012 (Adam Pretty/Getty Images Europe)

Bronze medallist Iuliia Efimova of Russia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Breaststroke Final, London 2012 (Adam Pretty/Getty Images Europe)London 2012

Louis Smith and Max Whitlock, awesome result in Pommel Horse final. Yay Team GB!

Louis Smith wins Olympics pommel horse silver for GB

BBC Sport - Louis Smith wins Olympics pommel horse silver for GB

Hoy: I feel like a rock star | Team GB  - Six-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy  at London's Hyde Park.   Huge cheers erupted when Sir Chris emerged wearing his two London 2012 medals, before telling the crowd: "I feel like a rock star."     But despite being Britain's most successful ever Olympian - with a total of six golds and one silver medal - Sir Chris said he believed Sir Steve Redgrave was still Britain's greatest ever Olympic athlete.

Looking back over six time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy's illustrious career.

Louis Smith celebrates with team-mates

Louis Smith wins Olympics pommel horse silver for GB

London 2012 Olympics  The London 2012 Olympics are over, Team GB - Our Greatest Team has done us proud exceeding all expectations with a brilliant gold rush of 29 gold medals, helping us achieve 3rd place on the medals table.  Team GB overall won a total 65 medals, with 17 silver and 19 bronze. Our medal mas show geographically where our medal winners were either born, or are currently located to show the diverse geographic nature of our Olympians.

London 2012 Olympics The London 2012 Olympics are over, Team GB - Our Greatest Team has done us proud exceeding all expectations with a brilliant gold rush of 29 gold medals, helping us achieve 3rd place on the medals table. Team GB overall won a total 65 medals, with 17 silver and 19 bronze. Our medal mas show geographically where our medal winners were either born, or are currently located to show the diverse geographic nature of our Olympians.

Team GB Women's-78kg  Judo Gold medalist Gemma Gibbons poses with her Silver medal at Team GB House in Stratford on August 2, 2012 in London, England

Team GB Judo Gold medalist Gemma Gibbons poses with her Silver medal at Team GB House in Stratford on August 2012 in London, England

Team GB Medals 2012  13. Gemma Gibbons - SILVER  (Judo: Women’s -78kg)

Britain's Gemma Gibbons kisses her silver medal after an emotional day which culminated in her being beaten by American Kayla Harrison in the final - she is the first Briton to reach a judo final in 12 years.

Nick Dempsey of Great Britain is carried onshore on his windsurf board by Team GB team mates after winning the silver medal in the RS-X men's Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth and Portland venue  /Photo/sport/General/01/37/62/341nick-dempsey-great-britain-carried-onshore-his-windsurf-board-team-team-mates1376234  Related tags

Nick Dempsey of Great Britain is carried onshore on his windsurf board by Team GB team mates after winning the silver medal in the RS:X Men's Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland venue

Team GB Medals 2012  15. Men’s Lightweight Four Team (Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers) - SILVER  (Rowing: Men’s Lightweight Four)

Chris Bartley, Peter Chambers, Richard Chambers and Rob Williams - Silver Medal - Men's Lightweight Fours Rowing