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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Olympic Faces of the Day

Today’s winners in Olympics agony and ecstasy have been selected from the last 24 hours of competition. You can also check out the agonized and the ecstatic athletes from our first and second photo collections. And click on the links below to learn more about why these athletes are feeling the way they’re feeling.

Gold in Ecstasy: Netherlands’ Edith Bosch (Judo)

Netherlands' Edith Bosch celebrates
Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.

Silver in Ecstasy: Ukraine’s Olga Kharlan (Fencing)

Olga Kharlan of Ukraine celebrates victory

Hannah Johnston/Getty Images.

Bronze in Ecstasy: Denmark’s Joachim Fischer (Badminton)

Joachim Fischer and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark celebrate

Michael Regan/Getty Images.

Gold in Agony: Brazil’s Maria Portela (Judo)

Brazil's Maria Portela leaves with her coach Campos Rosicleia after losing
Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images.

Silver in Agony: France’s Yannick Borel (Fencing)

France's Yannick Borel reacts after his defeat
Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images.

Bronze in Agony: Russia’s Sergey Vodopiyanov (Boxing)

Sergey Vodopiyanov of Russia reacts after losing
Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images.

*Correction, Aug. 3: This post originally identified Russia’s Sergey Vodopiyanov as a judoka. He is a boxer.