In pictures: Emotions run high at Rio Olympics

Yu Song of China celebrates winning the bronze medal in women's +78kg judo. PHOTO: REUTERS

Yu Song of China celebrates winning the bronze medal in women's +78kg judo. PHOTO: REUTERS

With the Rio Olympics 2016 a few days short of coming to a close, emotions have been running high among participants and athletes. Amid the sweat, tears and cheers, there have been moments of highs and lows.

Here we look at a series of pictures showing the emotions of agonising loss and thrilling moments of  defeat at this year’s Olympics.

Gold medalist Joseph Clarke of United Kingdom reacts after the men’s kayak slalom. PHOTO: REUTERS

Yulia Efimova of Russia cries after taking silver in the women’s 100m breaststroke final. PHOTO: REUTERS

Fabio Basile of Italy celebrates gold in the men’s 66kg judo final. PHOTO: REUTERS

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after losing his match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and being knocked out of Rio. PHOTO: REUTERS

Michael Phelps of USA celebrates winning the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay. PHOTO: REUTERS

Lauren Rembi of France reacts after losing the women’s epee fencing bronze medal match. PHOTO: REUTERS

Kim Jung-Hwan of South Korea celebrates winning the match in the men’s sabre fencing bronze medal match. PHOTO: REUTERS

Anastasiya Mikhalenka of Belarus reacts after she fails a lift in women’s 69kg weightlifting. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ibtihaj Muhammad of USA celebrates winning her match in women’s sabre fencing individual preliminary. PHOTO: REUTERS

Paul Omba Biongolo of France reacts after his bout in men’s heavy 91kg boxing round of 16. PHOTO: REUTERS

Oscar Figueroa of Colombia reacts after winning gold in men’s 62kg weightlifting. PHOTO: REUTERS

Azza Besbes (TUN) of Tunisia reacts after losing her match. PHOTO: REUTERS

Kosuke Hagino of Japan reacts after winning the gold medal in men’s 400m individual medley final. PHOTO: REUTERS

Sachi Mochida of Japan reacts after coming in 8th in the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay final. PHOTO: REUTERS

Long Qingquan of China celebrates with his coaches after winning gold in men’s 56kg weightlifting. PHOTO: REUTERS

Serbian players react on the bench during their men’s preliminary water polo match against Greece. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mathlynn Sasser of Marshall Islands celebrates during women’s 58kg weightlifting. PHOTO: REUTERS

Tatsiana Likhtarovich of Belarus reacts at the end of the game against France in women’s basketball preliminary. PHOTO: REUTERS

Emilie Andeol of France celebrates with supporters after winning the gold medal in women’s +78kg judo. PHOTO: REUTERS

Danny Pinheiro Rodrigues (R) and Julien Gobaux of France (front) react after teammate Samir Ait Said broke his leg during competition on the vault in men’s gymnastics qualification. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ana Derek of Croatia reacts after her attempt on the vault during the women’s gymnastics qualifications. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rosannagh MacLennan of Canada kisses her gold medal after winning the women’s trampoline final. PHOTO: REUTERS


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