Faster. Higher. Stronger: The Most Emotional Photos From The Rio 2016 Olympics Games, Part 1

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2016 Rio Olympics, Rugby, Preliminary, Women’s Pool C Canada vs Britain, Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 7, 2016. Charity Williams (CAN) of Canada is tackled by Danielle Waterman (GBR) of United Kingdom. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

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United States’ Kerri Walsh Jennings, left, celebrates with her teammate April Ross, right, winning a point during a women’s beach volleyball match against Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, August 7, 2016. (Photo by Petr David Josek/AP Photo)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Fencing, Preliminary, Women’s Epee Individual Table of 32, Carioca Arena 3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Tatiana Logunova (RUS) of Russia competes with Nozomi Sato (JPN) of Japan. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Volleyball, Women’s Preliminary, Pool A Brazil vs Cameroon, Maracanazinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Fernanda Rodrigues (BRA) of Brazil eyes the ball. (Photo by Marcelo Del Pozo/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Rugby, Preliminary, Women’s Pool C Britain vs Japan, Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Danielle Waterman (GBR) of United Kingdom tackles Marie Yamaguchi (JPN) of Japan. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Judo, Final, Men, 60 kg Final, Gold Medal Contest, Carioca Arena 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Beslan Mudranov (RUS) of Russia celebrates. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Volleyball, Women’s Preliminary, Pool B USA vs Puerto Rico, Maracanazinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Karina Ocasio (PUR) of Puerto Rico (R) and Vilmarie Mojica (PUR) of Puerto Rico react during their match. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

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Lauren Rembi, of France, reacts after losing a bronze medal final against Sun Yiwen, of China, in the women’s individual epee fencing semifinal event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Medichini/AP Photo)

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Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong prepares to dive during a training session at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo)

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Tatiana Logunova (R) of Russia competes against Nozomi Sato (L) of Japan in the Women’s Epee Individual Table of 32 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Fencing events at the Carioca Arena 3 in the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 06 August 2016. (Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA)

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Dayaris Mestre Alvarez of Cuba (blue) competes against Sarah Menezes of Brazil in the Women’s 48 kg Judo on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Fan Wang of China dives for the ball as team mate Yuan Yue of China looks on during the Women’s Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool C match against Isabelle Forrer (1) and Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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Netherlands’ Lonneke Sloetjes (10) and Yvon Belien (3) react during a women’s preliminary volleyball match against China at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

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The United States Women’s Olympic Football team celebrate their first goal during a group G match of the women’s Olympic football tournament between United States and France at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Eugenio Savio/AP Photo)

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France’s Beatrice Edwige tries to score during the women’s preliminary handball match between Netherlands and France at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)

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Lily Zhang of the United States competes against Jieni Shao of Portugal during their table tennis match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Weightlifting, Final, Women’s 48kg, Riocentro, Pavilion 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Sopita Tanasan (THA) of Thailand grimaces as she competes. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Weightlifting, Final, Women’s 48kg, Riocentro, Pavilion 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Morghan King (USA) of United States grimaces as she competes. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Weightlifting, Final, Women’s 48kg, Riocentro, Pavilion 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Beatriz Piron (DOM) of Dominican Republic fails to lift the bar. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Handball, Preliminary, Women’s Preliminary Group B Netherlands vs France, Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Lois Abbingh (NED) of Netherlands celebrates a goal. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Handball, Preliminary, Women’s Preliminary Group B Netherlands vs France, Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Goalkeeper Amandine Leynaud (FRA) of France, Allison Pineau (FRA) of France and Lois Abbingh (NED) of Netherlands in action. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Handball, Preliminary, Women’s Preliminary Group B Netherlands vs France, Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Alexandra Lacrabere (FRA) of France and Nycke Groot (NED) of Netherlands in action. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Handball, Preliminary, Women’s Preliminary Group B Netherlands vs France, Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Goalkeeper Tess Wester (NED) of Netherlands celebrates a save. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Handball, Preliminary, Women’s Preliminary Group B Russia vs South Korea, Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Olga Akopian (RUS) of Russia abd Kim Jin-Yi (KOR) of South Korea in action. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Handball, Preliminary, Women’s Preliminary Group A Romania vs Angola, Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Melinda Gaiger (ROU) of Romania is blocked. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Handball, Preliminary, Women’s Preliminary Group A Romania vs Angola, Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Goalkeeper Teresa Almeida (ANG) of Angola saves. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)

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Unites States’ Brooke Sweat, right, and Lauren Fendrick celebrate a point over Poland during a women’s beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, August 7, 2016. (Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Beach Volleyball, Women’s Preliminary, Beach Volleyball Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Liliana Fernandez Steiner (ESP) of Spain prepares to serve. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Beach Volleyball, Women’s Preliminary, Beach Volleyball Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Madelein Meppelink (NED) of Netherlands and Marleen van Iersel (NED) of Netherlands celebrate. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Beach Volleyball, Women’s Preliminary, Beach Volleyball Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Isabelle Forrer (SUI) of Switzerland and Anouk Verge-Depre (SUI) of Switzerland during the game. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Beach Volleyball, Women’s Preliminary, Beach Volleyball Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 7, 2016. Joana Heidrich (SUI) of Switzerland watches. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Beach Volleyball, Women’s Preliminary, Beach Volleyball Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 7, 2016. Joana Heidrich (SUI) of Switzerland and Nadine Zumkehr (SUI) of Switzerland celebrate. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Reuters)

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Unites States’ Brooke Sweat dives for the ball against Poland during a women’s beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, August 7, 2016. (Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo)

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Serena Williams of the United States falls during the match against Australia’s Daria Gavrilova in the women’s tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, August 7, 2016. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo)

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Russia’s Yulia Efimova leaves the pool area after competing in a heat of the women’s 100-meter breaststroke during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Sunday, August 7, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lee Jin-man/AP Photo)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Hockey, Preliminary, Women’s Pool B Britain vs Australia, Olympic Hockey Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Jane Claxton (AUS) of Australia in action. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Artistic Gymnastics, Preliminary, Men’s Qualification, Subdivisions, Rio Olympic Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Oliver Hegi (SUI) of Switzerland competes on the floor. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Volleyball, Women’s Preliminary, Pool B Serbia vs Italy, Maracanazinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Brankica Mihajlovic (SRB) of Serbia (L) celebrate a point with Tijana Boskovic (SRB) of Serbia. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Soccer, Preliminary, Women’s First Round, Group E Brazil vs Sweden, Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6, 2016. Beatriz (BRA) of Brazil celebrates after scoring their fifth goal. (Photo by Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Judo, Preliminary, Women, 52 kg Elimination Rounds, Carioca Arena 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 7, 2016. Laura Gomez (ESP) of Spain and Gulbadam Babamuratova (TKM) of Turkmenistan react. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Basketball, Preliminary, Women’s Preliminary Round Group B USA vs Senegal, Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 7, 2016. Elena Delle Donne (USA) of USA adjusts her hair during game. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Rugby, Preliminary, Women’s Pool A Australia vs USA, Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 7, 2016. Emma Tonegato (AUS) of Australia scores as she is tackled by Leyla Alev Kelter (USA) of USA. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Tennis, Preliminary, Women’s Doubles First Round, Olympic Tennis Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 7, 2016. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) of Canada in action during her match with Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) of Canada against Klaudia Jansignacik (POL) of Poland and Paula Kania (POL) of Poland. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

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Egypt’s Sherine Elzeiny waits to perform during the artistic gymnastics women’s qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, August 7, 2016. (Photo by Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

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Manueli Tulo of Fiji competes during the Men’s 53kg Group B weightlifting contest on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro – Pavilion 2 on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

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Jiaxin Tan of China competes on the uneven bars during Women’s qualification for Artistic Gymnatics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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2016 Rio Olympics, Swimming, Preliminary, Men’s 100m Backstroke, Heats, Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 7 2016. Xu Jiayu (CHN) of China (PRC) prepares. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)

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Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu smiles after winning the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter backstroke during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, August 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Illyés Tibor/MTI)

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Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter backstroke during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, August 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David J. Phillip/AP Photo)

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