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12 Athletes Crying Tears Of Joy To Make You Feel Feelings

Sometimes crying takes all of one's strength.

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Kei Nishikori of Japan, after winning the final match of the 2014 Rakuten Open Tennis Championships against Milos Raonic of Canada. Nishikori took home the Bronze in Men's singles tennis at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.

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Yelena Isinbayeva from Russia on the gold medal podium at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. It was the second gold medal she had won for pole-vaulting, an event she holds the current world record in.

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Colleen Sostorics of Team Canada weeps alongside teammate Cheryl Pounder after winning 3-2 over the US to bring home gold in hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Marion Jones after winning one of three gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Sadly, Jones later tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, and she was disqualified from the events. Two of her medals were reallocated in 2009.

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Éloyse Lesueur in 2014, after winning the women's long jump final at the European Athletics Championships with a total distance 6.85 meters. Lesueur competed at the London 2012 games, but an injury prevented her from attending the Rio games.

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Sabine Lisicki at the 2011 Wimbledon Championship. Lisicki entered the tournament as a wildcard, and defeated the heavily-favored Li Na to advance to the semifinal stage to the tournament. She was only the second woman in history to advance that far in the competition after entering as a wildcard competitor.

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Caroline Wozniacki at the 2009 U.S. Open Championships, after becoming the first Danish woman to ever achieve a Grand Slam final. (Winning all four major tennis championships in the same year.)

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Elizabeth Yarnold, a British skeleton racer, after winning gold at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. She also won the Skeleton World Cup that year when she competed in eight events around the world, and made the podiums in seven of them.

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Anky van Grunsven at the 2004 Athens Olympics after winning gold in the individual dressage event. She's won nine Olympic medals – more than any other equestrian athlete in the history of the games.

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Derek Parra on the podium at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, where he won gold in the 1500m speed skating event, setting a world record in the process.

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Mao Asada on the ice at the 2014 Sochi Olympics after earning a career-high score of 142.71 in the free skating event. She was only the third woman to score higher than a 140 in the event.


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