I think the Olympics should give out a platinum medal any time a gold medalist also breaks an existing world record. A world record for a first place finish gives someone a platty, while "just" being first gives you a gold. It would help explain how dominant a victory was and place that performance in a historical context. For example, Michael Phelps won 13 golds but broke 10 world records for those 13 golds. So he'd have 10 platinums and three golds, compared to Ian Thorpe's three platinums and two golds. Does this make TOO much sense? It conveys far more information without upsetting the status quo.
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