Earlier this year
Aussie Bronze, The perfect outcome?
Shoot for the stars! We reached the moon. This time.
Over the past 10 to 15 years, the Boomers have achieved a fabulous record in international basketball. 4 consecutive 4ths in WC's and Olympics, the only nation to have made the playoffs consecutively during the last 4 tournaments, a couple of defeats of the all-powerful USA and most lately, an OLYMPIC BRONZE!
The advancement is very credible and, seemingly very sustainable for the future. We have every right to expect success from now on (no, I don't mean "nothing but Gold will do", I mean that we can expect to be there, in the medal rounds, from now on)
If we had won Gold, would we be number 1 in the world? or the "genuine" champion? or just another
Had we won, I think, that in the back of everyone's mind is a little bit of "fluke", a very good team who gained a "MacDonald (?, the ice-skater who won gold when he was the only finisher in the race).
No fluke for the Bronze. We have earned it, the hard way, over those several years. We deserve the Bronze. We will soon deserve some Gold!