Edith Bosch, Maria Portela: The agony and the ecstasy, our Olympic faces of the day.

The Agony and the Ecstasy: 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. 2 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 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.

Juliana Jiménez is a former Slate photo editor and now a contributor writing on Latin American politics and culture for the Slatest. She translates for Democracy Now! and writes in English and Spanish for publications in Latin America.