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)
Silver in Ecstasy: Bulgaria's Teodor Salparov and Viktor Yosifova (Volleyball)
Bronze in Ecstasy: France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Tennis)
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)
Bronze in Agony: Great Britain's Rajiv Ouseph (Badminton)
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The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.