Taste of honey?
2008-08-13 02:13:37 GMT2008-08-13 10:13:37 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
China's gymnasts celebrate on the podium during the awarding ceremony for gymnastics artistic men's team final of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China, Aug. 12, 2008. The Chinese team claimed the title of the event with 286.125 points. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)(Xinhua Photo)
Aaron Peirsol of the United States celebrates after winning the men's 100m backstroke final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 12, 2008. Peirsol set a new world record and won the gold medal in the event with 52.54 seconds. (Xinhua Photo)
U.S. swimmers celebrate after winning gold medal of men's 4X100m freestyle relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 11, 2008. The United States set a new world record and won the gold medal in the event with 3 minutes 8.24 seconds(Xinhua Photo)
Chinese strongman Long Qingquan lifted the gold medal of the men's 56kg category at the Beijing Olympics Games on Sunday.(Xinhua Photo)
Gold medalist Guo Wenjun (C) of China, siver medalist Natalia Paderina (L) of Russia, and bronze medalist Nino Salukvadze (R) of Gerogia wave to spectators at the awarding ceremony of the women's 10m air pistol final of shooting at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 10, 2008. (Xinhua/Bao Feifei)
Only those who have won an Olympic gold medal know the sweet taste of success. Years of toil and sweat must be endured before gaining such a high plateau on the awards podium.