Sad Silver Medalists (And Some Happy Bronze)

1Fall From Grace

The favorite in the vault, McKayla Maroney struggled to conceal her disappointment at losing the gold medal that seemed as good as in the bag.

2No Roman Holiday

Italy dominated the podium in the women’s individual fencing competition, but it wasn’t all dolce vita for silver medalist Arianna Errigo.

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3Stone Faced

English gymnast Louis Smith wears his silver medal and a steely gaze after the pommel horse final on Sunday.

4Taking a Tumble

After taking the gold in the men’s gymnastics all around, it was probably pretty hard for Japan’s Kohei Uchimura to look thrilled about his silver in the floor final.

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5So Close and Yet So Far

Russia’s Viktoria Komova practically held gold in her hand in the gymnastics all around—until our own Gabby Douglas stripped it from her in a devastating defeat.

6Bronze Age

After three Olympic appearances without a medal, veteran diver Troy Dumais, 32 (pictured right), of the U.S., with his rookie partner Kristian Ipsen, 19 (pictured left), finally got his hard-fought hardware.

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7Something Is Better Than Nothing

Canadian synchronized divers Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito nearly dropped out of medal contention—but they ended up snagging a beautiful bronze.