The olympics reminds me of my own metal: bronze. I don’t put much stock in metal. Some do. Those that don’t have metal want it. Those that have metal would rather not. Like the metal that connects the halves of a pelvis, or a tibula to a fibula. No rods in the spine though. That part of a body one should try to preserve intact.
This is my experience with metal.
*lack of “v” device is not necessarily an indicator of cowardice, but may be viewed as such in some circles. Ex. Swift Boat Veterans for Truth