Sergio Llull, Mariama Signate: 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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Aug. 9 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 and Tuesday's photo collections. Click on the links below to learn more about why these athletes are feeling the way they're feeling.

Gold in Ecstasy: Spain's Sergio Llull (Basketball)

Spanish-Sergio-Llull

Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images.

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Silver in Ecstasy: The Netherlands' Maartje Paumen (Field Hockey)

Netherlands'-Maartje-Paumen

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images.

Bronze in Ecstasy: Japan's Hitomi Obara (Wrestling)

Japan's-Hitomi-Obara

Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images.

Gold in Agony: France's Mariama Signate (Handball)

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Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images.

Silver in Agony: Italy's Simona Gioli (Volleyball)

Italy's-Simona-Gioli

Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images.

Bronze in Agony: Spain's Jorge Maqueda Peño (Handball)

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Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images.

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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.