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07:16 GMT +3 hours22 December 2014

Tears of Joy, Frustration at London Olympics

© RIA Novosti. Grigory Sysoev
Russian gymnast Viktoria Komova won silver in the all-around final at the Olympic Games in London. She lost to American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas and couldn’t hold back the tears when the judges announced the results.
Photo: Viktoria Komova, winner of the silver medal in women’s gymnastics all-around competition at the Summer Olympics in London.

Emotions run high during any competition. Athletes ride an emotional roller coaster when they compete for Olympic medals.