Competitive Crying? Athletes Are Reduced to Tears at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Win or lose, Olympians are getting emotional

By Francesca Bacardi Aug 08, 2016 4:27 PMTags
Caeleb Dressel, Michael Phelps, Ryan Held, 2016 Summer Olympics, Crying, 4 x100AP Photo/David J. Phillip

The Olympics are getting emotional!

Win or lose, Olympians are breaking down in tears. After years of training and intense pressure, athletes competing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are letting it all out as soon as their events come to an end. Unfortunately, some of the tears being shed are the result of a terrible injury, such as German gymnast Andreas Toba who injured his ACL. Upon realizing his career could be over, Toba completely lost it.

On a lighter note, Team USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel let the waterworks flow when he and his three teammates won the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay race Sunday night.

Regardless of the Olympic results, athletes are showing their emotional side, which makes it all the more exciting and real! Are you getting caught up in the emotions of the competitions?

Click through the gallery to check out the athletes letting the tears flow.

Athletes Crying at the 2016 Rio Olympics