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)
Silver in Ecstasy: The Netherlands' Maartje Paumen (Field Hockey)
Bronze in Ecstasy: Japan's Hitomi Obara (Wrestling)
Gold in Agony: France's Mariama Signate (Handball)
Silver in Agony: Italy's Simona Gioli (Volleyball)
Bronze in Agony: Spain's Jorge Maqueda Peño (Handball)
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.