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)
Silver in Ecstasy: Ukraine's Olga Kharlan (Fencing)
Bronze in Ecstasy: Denmark's Joachim Fischer (Badminton)
Gold in Agony: Brazil's Maria Portela (Judo)
Silver in Agony: France's Yannick Borel (Fencing)
Bronze in Agony: Russia's Sergey Vodopiyanov (Boxing)
*Correction, Aug. 3: This post originally identified Russia's Sergey Vodopiyanov as a judoka. He is a boxer.
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