Top 10 Underachieving Athletes from the 2012 Olympic Games

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Top 10 Underachieving Athletes from the 2012 Olympic Games
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Losing always sucks.

But losing in front of a television audience after four years of tortuous training?

We don't have a word to describe that kind of hurt.

We do have a list to detail every athlete experiencing that indescribable pain—if that's any help.

A clerical note before we start:

This list compares what we would've expected of a given athlete on the eve of these Games versus how he or she actually performed. We're not taking into account how much media hype these Olympians received vis-a-vis their outcomes.

Basically, don't expect to see Lolo Jones on this list.

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