Macarena Aguilar Diaz, Phillips Idowu: 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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Aug. 8 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 Monday's photo collection. Click on the links below to learn more about why these athletes are feeling the way they're feeling.

Gold in Ecstasy: Spain's Macarena Aguilar Diaz (Handball)


Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images.


Silver in Ecstasy: Norway's Goril Snorroeggen (Handball)


Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images.

Bronze in Ecstasy: Hungary's Peter Nagy (Weightlifting)


Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images.

Gold in Agony: Great Britain’s Phillips Idowu (Triple Jump)


Michael Steele/Getty Images

Silver in Agony: Great Britain's Holly Bleasdale (Pole Vault)


Mike Hewitt/Getty Images.

Bronze in Agony: Germany's Silke Spiegelburg (Pole Vault)


Michael Steele/Getty Images.


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.