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Thank you, Tokyo: Best Olympic moments in photos

Thank you, Tokyo: Best Olympic moments in photos

TOGETHER. Decathlon athletes pose for a group photo after competing on August 5, 2021.

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Relive the drama and glory of the Tokyo Olympics in photos

Emotions were at a high in the Tokyo Olympics as the best athletes from all over the world vied not just for sporting supremacy, but also for their respective countries’ honor.

The Games saw athletes at their most vulnerable, with the euphoria from winning and sorrow from losing palpable throughout the 17-day event that pushed through amid the pandemic.

Here are some of the best Olympic moments in photos:

Kajetan Duszynski of Poland celebrates after the team won the gold medal in the mixed 4 x 400m relay on July 31, 2021.
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Eumir Marcial of the Philippines reacts after losing his fight against Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine in the semis of the men’s middleweight boxing class on August 5, 2021.
Ueslei Marcelino
A cyclist from Team New Zealand crashes during the men’s cycling team pursuit competition on August 4, 2021.
Kacper Pempel/Reuters
Julio Cesar La Cruz of Cuba poses for a photo of his gold medal during the ceremony for winners of men’s heavyweight boxing on August 6, 2021.
Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines celebrates with her team after her final lift in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event on July 26, 2021.
Edgard Garrido/Reuters
Genevieve Gregson of Australia reacts after falling down during the women’s 3000m steeplechase final on August 4, 2021.
Andrew Boyers/Reuters
Mikel Merino of Spain and Maya Yoshida of Japan react after a penalty that was later overruled by VAR during the men’s soccer semifinal match on August 3, 2021.
Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
The Japanese national flag is seen before it flies at the medal ceremony of the men’s individual kata event on August 6, 2021.
Carl Recine/Reuters
Nicola McDermott of Australia writes in her notebook after winning silver in women’s high jump on August 7, 2021.
Dylan Martinez/Reuters
Simone Biles of the United States is seen leaving a medical station during the artistic gymnastics women’s team final on July 27, 2021.
Dylan Martinez/Reuters
Tom Daley of Britain knits in the stands during the men’s 3m springboard diving event on August 2, 2021.
Antonio Bronic/Reuters
Zsuzsanna Tomori of Hungary in action during a women’s handball match between Brazil and Hungary on July 27, 2021.
Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
Chisaki Oiwa of Japan in action with hoop during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualification on August 6, 2021.
Lindsey Wasson/Reuters
Players of Britain prepare to defend a penalty corner during their hockey women’s Pool A match against Netherlands on July 29, 2021.
Bernadett Szabo/Reuters
Anthony Jeanjean of France in action in the BMX freestyle men’s park seeding on July 31, 2021.
Matthew Childs/Reuters
Laura Rogora of Italy in action during speed qualification of the sport climbing women’s combined event on August 4, 2021.
Maxim Shemetov/Reuters
Soufiane Elbakkali of Morocco and Mohamed Tindouft of Morocco compete during the men’s 3000m steeplechase final on August 2, 2021.
Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Team China during their performance in the artistic swimming women’s team free routine final on August 7, 2021.
Marko Djurica /Reuters
A view of the women’s basketball 3×3 match between France and Romania on July 27, 2021.
Andrew Boyers/Reuters
Natalya Goncharova of the Russian Olympic Committee in action during their match against Turkey in the women’s volleyball Pool B competition on August 2, 2021.
Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
Athletes cheer as thank you messages are displayed inside the Tokyo Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on August 8, 2021.
Antonio Bronic/Reuters