Byungchul Choi, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: The agony and the ecstasy, our Olympic faces of the day.
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Olympic Faces of the Day
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A Blog About the Olympic Games
Aug. 1 2012 7:00 AM

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 photo collection. And click on the links below to learn more about why these athletes are feeling the way they're feeling.

Gold in Ecstasy: South Korea's Byungchul Choi (Fencing)


Hannah Johnston/Getty Images.


Silver in Ecstasy:
Bulgaria's Teodor Salparov and Viktor Yosifova (Volleyball)

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Elsa/Getty Images.

Bronze in Ecstasy: 
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Tennis)

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Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Gold in Agony:
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Tennis) (Note: Tsonga, an emotional fellow, is our first dual agony/ecstasy winner.)



Silver in Agony:
Germany's Gyorgy Grozer (Volleyball)

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Elsa/Getty Images.

Bronze in Agony:
Great Britain's Rajiv Ouseph (Badminton)

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Michael Regan/Getty Images.


Heather Murphy is a former Slate photo editor and the creator of Behold, the Photo Blog. Follow her on Twitter.

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