In sports, you win some and you lose some. Obviously winning is the best case scenario, though. Everyone wants to experience the rush of victory and have their moment in the spotlight. That's why people are out there competing in the first place.
Unfortunately, there is only one winner in every competition, and a whole bunch of losers. Nobody wants to lose, but it's a fact of life. There's no shame in walking away with your head held high, knowing that you tried your very best and that your dignity remains intact.
Assuming that your dignity actually does remain intact.
You may think that there's no good way to lose, and that may be true, but there are definitely ways to lose worse. Like face-planting, for instance. It's pretty difficult to walk away with your head held high after you've slammed it face-first into the ground.
Here are 20 of the most epic face-plants in sports.