AP PHOTOS: Tears of victory, defeat for Tokyo Olympians

Jul 28, 2021, 4:14 PM | Updated: Jul 29, 2021, 7:02 am
Yang Yung-wei, of Taiwan, reacts after his loss to Naohisa Takato, of Japan, in a men's 60kg judo g...

Yang Yung-wei, of Taiwan, reacts after his loss to Naohisa Takato, of Japan, in a men's 60kg judo gold medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

              Japan's Kanoa Igarashi reacts after losing in the gold medal heat during the men's surfing competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Tsurigasaki beach in Ichinomiya, Japan. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              Flora Pasztor of Hungary cries after her team lost against Canada Foil team in the women's individual Foil classifications 5-8 competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
            
              China's Gao Shiyan reacts to his team's loss to Japan during a men's 3-on-3 basketball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Gold medal winner Flora Duffy, of Bermuda, cheers on bronze medalist Katie Zaferes, of the United States, as she approaches the finish, while silver medalist Georgia Taylor-Brown of Britain collapses on the ground after finishing during the women's individual triathlon competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              Luka Mkheidze of France reacts after competing against Kim Won-jin of South Korea during their men's -60kg bronze medal judo match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Kang Yujeong of South Korea reacts after her match against Marusa Stangar of Slovenia during the women's 48kg round of 32 judo competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Katie Ledecky, of the United States, celebrates after winning the women's 1500-meters freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Nikita Nagornyy, of Russian Olympic Committee, reacts after winning gold medal in the artistic men's team final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after losing a point to Marketa Vondrousova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Arthur Mariano, of Brazil, is consoled by his coach during men's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Chile's players react after losing to Japan at the end of a women's soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Rifu, Japan. Japan won 1-0. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
            
              Jessica Parratto of the United States' reacts after winning silver medal during the women's synchronized 10m platform diving final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Nina Sterckx of Belgium weeps after an unsuccessful attempt as she competes in the women's 49kg weightlifting event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
            
              Japan goalkeeper Takashi Yoshikawa reacts after Japan lost to Spain in a men's field hockey match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Turkey's Hande Baladin celebrtates a point during the women's volleyball preliminary round pool B match between China and Turkey at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Simone Biles, of the United States, watches gymnasts perform at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. Biles says she wasn't in right 'headspace' to compete and withdrew from gymnastics team final to protect herself. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Yang Yung-wei, of Taiwan, reacts after his loss to Naohisa Takato, of Japan, in a men's 60kg judo gold medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

An equestrian hugging his horse. A surfer slumped over his board. A judoka raising her fists in jubilation while her opponent, prone on the mat, buries her face in her hands.

The Tokyo Olympics have focused attention on athletes’ mental health as never before, whether it is Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka struggling to live up to the hopes of her home country or American gymnast Simone Biles saying she wasn’t in the right “headspace” to compete.

Others cried tears of joy, like Katie Ledecky after winning gold in the 1,500-meter freestyle. Or tears of sadness, like Taiwan’s Yang Yung-wei after settling for silver in the men’s 60kg judo competition. And for some who fought through the sweltering temperatures in Tokyo, like the Chilean women’s soccer team after a loss to Japan, there seemed to be no more energy left to cry.

These Associated Press photos capture the athletes’ emotions as they celebrate their wins, mourn their losses or just collapse in exhaustion from the effort.

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AP PHOTOS: Tears of victory, defeat for Tokyo Olympians