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August 8, 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Winning moments

They can come from any time during competition or the second a medal is won. Here's an updated look at Olympians in winning moments as the Games head to their conclusion this Sunday in London. -- Lloyd Young (47 photos total)

Andrea Baldini celebrates his team's victory at the end of his men's foil team gold medal fencing match against Japan's Yuki Ota at the ExCel venue at the on Aug. 5 at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

Dani King of Great Britain celebrates winning the gold medal and breaking the world record in the women's team pursuit track cycling finals on Aug. 4 at the Olympic Velodrome. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) #

New Zealand's Peter Burling (right) and Blair Tuke celebrate winning silver in the 49er sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England on Aug. 8. (Pascal Lauener/Reuters) #

Dominican Republic's Felix Sanchez has a family photograph on hand as he reacts to his gold medal win in the men's 400-meter hurdles final at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 6. (Martin Meissner/Associated Press) #

Russia's Ivan Ukhov reacts after winning the men's high jump final on Aug. 7. (Mark Blinch/Reuters) #

Oleksiy Torokhtiy of Ukraine celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 105kg weightlifting on Aug. 6. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) #

Great Britain's Katherine Copeland cries during the award ceremony for the lightweight women's rowing double sculls after winning the gold medal in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England on Aug. 4. (Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press) #

France's Edwige Lawson-Wade (center left) jumps into the arms of teammate France's Celine Dumerc as they celebrate their win over the Czech Republic during a quarterfinal women's basketball game on Aug. 7. (Eric Gay/Associated Press) #

Spain's Marina Alabau celebrates after winning the rs:x women's gold medal on Aug. 7. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press) #

Peter Modos of Hungary celebrates winning his men's greco-roman 55kg wrestling bronze medal bout against Haakan Erik Nyblom of Denmark on Aug. 5. (Scott Heavey/Getty Images) #

Germany's Robert Harting celebrates after winning the men's discus throw final on Aug. 7. Harting won gold ahead of Iran's Ehsan Hadadi who took silver and Estonia's Gerd Kanter who won bronze. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters) #

China's Xu Lijia celebrates as she crosses the finish line to take the gold medal in the women's laser radial sailing class during the medal race on Aug. 6. (Pascal Lauener/Reuters) #

Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the men's 100-meter final at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 5. (Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters) #

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Mens 100-meter final. ( Michael Steele/Getty Images) #

Mariya Stadnyk of Azerbaijan (left) after winning her women's Freestyle 48 kg semifinal against Irina Merleni of Ukraine on Aug. 8. (Lars Baron/Getty Images) #

Great Britain's Katherine Copeland (left) and Sophie Hosking celebrate after winning the gold medal for the lightweight women's rowing double sculls on Aug. 4. (Chris Carlson/) #

Jessica Ennis of Great Britain (center) celebrates winning gold in the women's heptathlon with fellow heptathletes on Aug. 4 in London. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) #

Gold medallist Ranomi Kromowidjojo (right) of the Netherlands celebrates with Marleen Veldhuis in the women's 50-meter freestyle final at the Aquatics Center on Aug. 4. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press) #

Mohamed Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in men's 10,000-meter final on Aug. 4. (Stu Forster/Getty Images) #

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica celebrates winning the gold in the women's 100-meter final on Aug. 4 at the Olympic Stadium. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) #

Kasumi Ishikawa (left) and Sayaka Hirano of Japan celebrate after winning the women's team table tennis semifinal match against Singapore on Aug. 5. (Feng Li/Getty Images) #

Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria wins the gold in the men's 1500-meter final on Aug. 7. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) #

Sally Pearson of Australia celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles on Aug. 7. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) #

Spanish players celebrate winning the women's water polo semifinal match between Spain and Hungary at the Water Polo Arena on Aug. 7. (Clive Rose/Getty Images) #

April Ross (right) of the United States and Jennifer Kessy celebrate after winning match point during the women's beach volleyball semifinal match between United States and Brazil on Aug. 7. (Michael Regan/Getty Images) #

Timo Boll of Germany celebrates defeating Tianyi Jiang of Hong Kong and winning the men's team table tennis bronze medal match on Aug. 8. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) #

Yang Hak Seon of South Korea celebrates with his coach after winning a gold medal in the men's gymnastics vault final in the North Greenwich Arena on Aug. 6. (Mike Blake/Reuters) #

China's Sun Yang reacts after winning gold in the men's 1500-meter freestyle final on Aug. 4. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) #

United States fencers from left: Susie Scanlan Kelley Hurley, Courtney Hurley and Maya Lawrence celebrate with teammates winning the bronze medal of the women's epee team on Aug. 4. (Damir Sagolj/AFP/Getty Images) #

United States swimmers from left: Matthews Grevers, Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian pose on the podium after winning gold in the men's 4x100 medley relay final on Aug. 4. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) #

Great Britain's Andy Murray gestures after winning the men's tennis singles gold medal match by defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London on Aug. 5. (Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images) #

China's Ding Ning reacts after winning a point against South Korea's Kim Kyungah in the women's semifinal table tennis match between China and South Korea on Aug. 6. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images) #

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova celebrates after winning the women's 3000-meter steeplechase final on Aug. 6. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) #

Coaches of Great Britain's Chris Hoy carry him as he celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the gold medal in the men's keirin final cycling event at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park on Aug. 7. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images) #

Netherlands players celebrate after winning in the shoot-out against New Zealand during the first semifinal of the women's field hockey match at the Riverbank Arena on Aug. 8. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images) #

Britain's Ben Ainslie holds flares as he celebrates winning the men's finn class one person dinghy (heavyweight) sailing competition on Aug. 5. Ainslie became the most successful Olympic sailor on Sunday, winning gold in the single-handed Finn class to claim a record-breaking fifth consecutive medal. (Pascal Lauener/Reuters) #

Russia's Valeria Sorokina (right) and Nina Vislova celebrate after winning the women's doubles badminton bronze medal match over Canada's Alex Bruce and Michelle Li on Aug. 4. (Andres Leighton/Associated Press) #

Hungary's Katalin Kovacs (second from right) and Krisztina Fazekas celebrate after winning in a women's kayak four 500-meter final in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England on Aug. 8. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press) #

Portugal's Joao Monteiro (left) and Tiago Apolonia react after winning a game against team South Korea during the men's team quarterfinals table tennis match on Aug. 5. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press) #

Ashton Eaton of the United States wins in the men's decathlon 100-meter heat next to Brazil's Luiz Alberto de Araujo (left) and Ukraine's Oleksiy Kasyanov (right) on Aug. 8. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) #

Nicola Spirig (right) of Switzerland wins the women's triathlon final at Hyde Park on Aug. 4. Lisa Norden of Sweden took the silver. (Tim Wimborne/Reuters) #

China's Zhao Yunlei and Tian Qing (bottom right) celebrate winning their women's doubles badminton gold medal match as Japan's Mizuki Fujii (top left) and Reika Kakiiwa react at Wembley Arena on Aug. 4. (Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters) #

Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi reacts on the track after winning the gold medal in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase final on Aug. 5. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) #

France's Nikola Karabatic (center) celebrates winning the men's handball quarterfinals match against Spain on Aug. 8. (Marko Djurica/Reuters) #

Canada midfielder Desiree Scott (11) bends to her knees as United States forward Abby Wambach (14) celebrates the game winning extra time goal in women's soccer action on Aug. 6. (Frank Gunn//The Canadian Press) #

Spain's Javier Gomez (left) congratulates Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee after Brownlee won the gold medal in the men's triathlon on Aug. 7. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press) #

Britain's Nick Dempsey (center) with his sons Thomas-Flynn (left) and Oscar after he won silver medal in the men's RS:X sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth on Aug. 7. (William West/AFP/Getty Images) #



 
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