The New York Times has the story of Chaunté Lowe, who won a bronze model eight years after she competed in the Olympic high jump:
She read a news report: Three Olympians — two Russians and a Ukrainian — who had finished in front of her in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing failed retroactive doping tests. She had moved from sixth to third place.
She had become an Olympic bronze medalist. It was her first medal. She felt herself beginning to dance.
“I screamed like someone was in my house trying to take away my cookies,” she said. “I was excited and relieved at the same time. ‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, you are not a failure’!”