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Beijing Games: picture of the day

August 9, 2008

Picture of the day

Russell Boyce writes: Rome-based photographer Stefano Rellandini has captured the joy of winning and the agony of coming so close to that precious gold medal, but just falling short.

Spain’s Samuel Sanchez covers his head in ecstasy after winning the men’s road race gold while Davide Rebellin (2nd R) of Italy and Fabian Cancellara (R) of Switzerland can only look on in despair.

Russell Boyce is Reuters chief photographer, Asia. For a selection of other great Reuters pix from the Games click here. For the previous day’s chosen picture click here.


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Posted by adelani | Report as abusive


Posted by adelani | Report as abusive

The real agony is in the face of the 4th place rider.

While at least the two before him will take home medals – he was just a few feet away from taking home nothing


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