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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, second, and third 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: The Netherlands’ Henk Grol (Judo)


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Silver in Ecstasy: China’s Chen Xu, left, and Jin Ma (Badminton)


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Bronze in Ecstasy: Italy’s Domenico Valentino (Boxing)


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Gold in Agony:  France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Tennis)


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Silver in Agony: Great Britain’s Gemma Gibbons (Judo)

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Bronze in Agony: Greece’s Ilias Iliadis (Judo)


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