Silver September: Silver Medalists
Usain Bolt won his first annual high school championships medal in 2001, taking the silver medal in the 200 meter before going on to become an eight-time Olympic gold medalist.
Simone Biles won two silver medals in vaulting at the 2013 and 2014 World Championships before going on to win four gold medals and one bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Steve Hendry was the winner of the silver medal at the 2016 Knott’s Boysenberry Festival World Pie Eating Championships, eating a total of 10.25lbs of pie in just 8 minutes!
Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager
In 1976, President Gerald Ford presented a Special Congressional Silver Medal to Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager “for contributing immeasurably to aerospace science by risking his life in piloting the XS-1 research airplane faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947.”
Adrian the Irish Setter was runner-up at the 2017 Westminster Dog Show.
Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants
Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants from Russia was the runner up for the 21st Air Guitar World Championships in 2016.
Isaiah Incredibeard Webb
The 2016 runner-up for the full beard freestyle category in The World Beard and Moustache Championships was Isaiah Incredibeard Webb.
Adam Haslett was a runner-up for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in the fiction category for his novel, Imagine Me Gone.
90th Scripps National Spelling Bee Runner-up Rohan Rajeev missed the word “marram,” a Scandinavian-derived word for beach grass.