Swimmer Michael Jamieson reflects on gold medal failure
1 August 2014 Last updated at 20:10 BST
For every winner at the Commonwealth Games there are many who are left disappointed.
A silver medal need not be considered a failure but for Scots swimmer Michael Jamieson it fell short of his and much of the country's expectations: "I really wanted to repay that faith and support and I think that it's only natural for instant reaction to be that you feel that you've let people down."
But as he tells BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont he has vowed to come back stronger.