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25 Times Team USA Had The Most Precious Celebrations At The Rio Olympics

Sept. 14, 2016, 4:38 p.m. (ET)

Winning an Olympic medal can make you fall to your knees, burst into tears or jump for joy. Take a look back at 25 times when Team USA athletes did all that and more as they celebrated their success at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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1) The Time Ryan Held Won His First Medal And Couldn't Even
Gold medalists Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held, Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressell pose on the podium at the medal ceremony for the final of the men's 4x100-meter freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


2) The Time Katie Ledecky Couldn't Hold Back Tears
Katie Ledecky celebrates on the podium after winning gold in the women's 800-meter freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


3) The Time Kayla Harrison Wanted To Hug America
Kayla Harrison celebrates after defeating Audrey Tcheumeo of France in the women's 78 kg. gold-medal judo contest at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


4) The Time Simone Biles' Long Wait Was Over
Simone Biles waves to fans after winning the gold medal in the women's individual all-around at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


5) And The Time Aly Raisman Reached Redemption
Aly Raisman reacts after competing on the floor exercise at the women's individual all-around final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


6) The Time Simone Manuel Surprised Even Herself
Simone Manuel celebrates winning gold in the women's 100-meter freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


7) The Time Kim Rhode Held Her Favorite Prize
Kim Rhode holds her son Carter after winning the bronze medal in skeet shooting at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Shooting Centre on Aug. 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


8) The Time Old-Man Ervin Ruled The Pool
Anthony Ervin celebrates winning gold in the men's 50-meter freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


9) The Time The Fencers Felt All The Emotions
Monica Aksamit and Ibtihaj Muhammad celebrate after the United States won the women's saber team bronze-medal match between U.S. and Italy at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on Aug. 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


10) The Time Sarah Robles Woke The World With Her Scream
Sarah Robles reacts during the women's weightlifting +75 kg. competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro Pavilion 2 on Aug. 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


11) The Time Yin Alvarez Did What He Does Every Time
Danell Leyva celebrates winning the silver medal with his stepfather and coach Yin Alvarez after competing on the parallel bars at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


12) The Time Tianna Bartoletta Jumped Further Than Anyone
Tianna Bartoletta celebrates after a jump in the women's long jump final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


13) The Time Brianna Rollins Thanked A Higher Power
Brianna Rollins reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


14) The Time Titus Tinsley Was The Cutest Kid On The Track
Nia Ali celebrates with her son Titus after winning the silver medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


15) The Time Team USA Earned Its First Women's Track Sweep
Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin (C) celebrates with gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali after the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


16) The Time Kerri And April Played See-Saw
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross celebrate winning match point at the women's beach volleyball bronze-medal match against Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


17) The Time Friendship Meant Stopping Your Own Competition
Decathlete Ashton Eaton runs over from discus competition to congratulate Kerron Clement after Clement won gold in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


18) And The Time Marriage Meant Crossing Country Lines
Ashton Eaton embraces wife and Canadian heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton after winning gold in the men's decathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


19) The Time Team USA Was, Yet Again, No. 1
The U.S. women's water polo team and coaching staff celebrates winning the women's water polo gold-medal match between the U.S. and Italy at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


20) The Time Gwen Jorgensen's 4-Year Plan Paid Off
Gwen Jorgensen celebrates as she wins gold in the women's triathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Fort Copacabana on Aug. 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


21) The Time Bronze Was As Good As Gold
The U.S. women's volleyball team celebrates match point during the women's bronze-medal match between the Netherlands and the U.S. at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracanazinho on Aug. 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


22) The Time Matthew Centrowitz Couldn't Believe What He Did
Matthew Centrowitz reacts with Nicholas Willis of New Zealand after winning gold and bronze, respectively, in the men's 1,500-meter at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


23) The Time The U.S. Men Returned To The Podium
The U.S. men's volleyball team reacts to winning the men's bronze-medal match between the U.S. and Russia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracanazinho on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


24) The Time Claressa Shields Couldn't Contain Herself
Claressa Shields celebrates victory over Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands in the women's middleweight final bout at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


25) The Time Melo And Coach K Ended Their Olympic Careers
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Carmelo Anthony hug after winning men's basketball gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

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