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 last week. Click on the links below to learn more about why these athletes are feeling the way they're feeling.
Gold in Ecstasy: Great Britain’s Elizabeth Tweddle (Gymnastics)
Silver in Ecstasy: Egypt’s Karam Mohamed Gaber Ebrahim (Wrestling)
Bronze in Ecstasy: Ukraine’s Sergiy Tagirov (Weightlifting)
Gold in Agony: Great Britain’s Yamile Aldama (Triple Jump)
Silver in Agony: the USA's Jennifer Simpson (Track and Field)
Bronze in Agony: China’s Lin Dan (Badminton)
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