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Bringing home the silver

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 25, 2006

In Reply to: Bringing home the silver posted by Francois Arseneault on April 25, 2006

: Does anyone know the source of the saying "Bringing home the silver" in regards to shooting competitions?

Medals awarded in many sports competitions, including Olympic shooting, are as follows:

1st place = gold
2nd place = silver
3rd place = bronze

"Bringing home the silver" means to come in second.