Summer Olympics 2012: Tyson Chandler, Allyson Felix and Natalie Coughlin reflect on life after the podium

For many an athlete, there is no greater honor than representing your country in an Olympics.And success at one of these events can be a life-changing experience, in the form of professional contracts (assuming they're still amateurs), commercial endorsements and universal respect. Some can even wind up set for life off their performance during one 17-day span.And nearly all of them will tell you their first time standing on the podium receiving their medal while their national anthem plays is an overwhelming experience, one that goes by like a blur.RELATED: Best & Worst Moments of the 2012 Summer OlympicsAmerican sprinter Allyson Felix, who will be competing in the 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m events at the XXX Summer Olympics in London beginning Monday, Aug. 6, on NBC?and related platforms, recalls that it took several weeks for her to fully wrap her mind around the fact that she had won a silver in the 200m at the...


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