Skip To Content
  • Sponsoredro badge

22 Of The Most Heartbreaking Photos At The Olympics

Pain, sweat, and tears.

1.

Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty Images

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

2.

Themba Hadebe / AP

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

3.

Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images

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

4.

Clive Rose / Getty Images

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.

5.

Manan Vatsyayana / AFP / Getty Images

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

6.

Elsa / Getty Images

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.

7.

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

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

8.

Vaughn Ridley / Getty Images

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...

Vaughn Ridley / Getty Images

9.

Elsa / Getty Images

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.

10.

Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images

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.

11.

Miguel Schincariol / AFP / Getty Images

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

12.

Manan Vatsyayana / AFP / Getty Images

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

13.

David Rogers / Getty Images

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

14.

Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images

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

15.

Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images

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

16.

Dylan Martinez / Reuters

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

17.

Leon Neal / AFP / Getty Images

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

18.

Toby Melville / Reuters

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

19.

David Ramos / Getty Images

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.

20.

Gustavo Andrade / AFP / Getty Images

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

21.

Scott Halleran / Getty Images

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

22.

Ian Walton / Getty Images

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

Sign up for BuzzFeed's Rio Roundup newsletter to get the hottest news each day of the games!



If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up!