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What winning looks like: A slideshow of Olympic celebrations
Exultant, giddy, or overcome with emotion, victorious athletes are beautiful to watch
 
What winning looks like: A slideshow of Olympic celebration AP Photo/Dave Martin

Most of us will never know what if feels like to win an Olympic medal. But looking at the athletes who do  — whether they're slumped in relief or ecstatically jumping like U.S. beach volleyball players Missy May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings (pictured after winning the gold Aug. 8) — it's easy to see the feeling is transporting. Click through for some of London's most impassioned moments of Olympic triumph.

 

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