If you come in 4th place you wish you had a bronze medal at least.
Medals are very hardly fought for and are one expression of success. Many clubs are very proud of their medal winners.
For an athlete like Madison the amount of medals is currently rising.
But for each successful medal earned comes also a Personal Best and greater confidence as a swimmer.
This is the one time that Madison swam for Newham&UEL swimming club and she earned a medal. Madison had 2 events in that meet.