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22 Of The Most Heartbreaking Photos At The Olympics

Pain, sweat, and tears.


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Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia in tears after exiting in round one of the men's singles.


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Reigning Rugby World Cup Sevens champs New Zealand are devastated after losing a shot at the gold against Australia.


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Tunisian fencer Ines Boubakri takes a few minutes alone after losing to Italy's Elisa di Francisca in the women's individual foil semifinal.


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Chinese swimming hero Sun Yang looks down at his silver hardware after trailing behind Australia's Mack Horton in the men's 400-meter freestyle final.


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India's field hockey captain PR Sreejesh is at a loss for words after losing 3–1 to Belgium during their quarterfinal match.


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Austrian judoka Bernadette Graf steps away from the mat after Britain's Sally Conway defeated her in the women's 70-kilogram bronze-medal bout.


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The Chinese men's artistic gymnastics team after finishing with a bronze at the team final.


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Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova is seen behind the USA's Lilly King when King found out she'd won gold in the women's 100-meter breaststroke.

And here's a clearer photo of Efimova, who took home silver for the same event...

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Georgia's judo fighter Varlam Liparteliani looks despondent as he stands on the podium with a silver medal in the men's 90-kilogram event.


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Another judo athlete, Sweden's Marcus Nyman, stays on the floor after South Korean Gwak Donghan bested him in the men's 90-kilogram bronze-medal bout.


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Colombian football teammates comfort each other after losing to Brazil 2–0.


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Argentinian goalkeeper Belen Succi on the verge of tears after Australia triumphed over her side in a field hockey group B match.


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Argentinian rugby sevens players fall to the ground after Britain finished their men's quarterfinal match 5–0.


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French fencer Vincent Anstett lifts his mask after losing to Iran's Mojtaba Abedini in the men's individual sabre quarterfinal.


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Japanese baller Asami Yoshida becomes emotional after her team was defeated by Australia 86–92 in the women's preliminary group B.


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US gymnast Danell Leyva looks up after falling from the horizontal bar at the artistic gymnastics final.


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Swiss beach volleyball duo Nadine Zumkehr and Joana Heidrich take to the sidelines after a defeat against Brazil in the quarterfinals.


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Tennis world No. 1 Serena Williams of the USA walks off the court after her round-three elimination in the women's singles event.


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Japanese wrestler Shinobu Ota looking devastated after missing out on the gold against Cuba's Ismael Borrero Molina in the men's Greco-Roman 59-kilogram match.


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South Korean footballer Jeong Seung-Hyeon drops to his knees as Honduran players celebrate their win in the men's quarterfinal match.


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US golfer Patrick Reed balances on his club after missing birdie on the 14th hole of the third round.


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British athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson sits in a corner after a failed attempt in the women's heptathlon javelin throw.

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