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)


Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images.


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


Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images.

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


Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images.

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


Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images.

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


Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images.

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


Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images.


Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo is Slate's photo editor. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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