Success = second?

Two knights of the realm with nine Olympic gold medals between them must know a thing or two about success. In his recent interview with Chris Hoy, Steve Redgrave wrote this:
He reminds me of my old self when he vows to "leave no stone unturned in my preparations so that if I end up standing on a podium with a silver medal, it won't be with a glum face but with a smile of delight knowing you did everything you possibly could and have nothing to reproach yourself for."
Seemed like a great definition of success to me.