Henk Grol, Jin Ma, Chen Xu, Domenico Valentino: 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. 3 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, 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)


Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.



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


Michael Regan/Getty Images.


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


Scott Heavey/Getty Images.


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


Luis Acosta/Getty Images.

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


Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images.

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


Franck Fife/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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