Award of Excellence Cameron Spencer Getty Images
Garrett Weber-Gale and Michael Phelps of the United States celebrate finishing the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final in first place to win the gold medal held at the National Aquatics Center on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. The United States finished the race in first place in a time of 3:08.24 and wins the gold medal and set a new World Record. This series depicts moments of pure joy as athletes celebrate winning an Olympic medal. The jubilation is an explosion of emotion as it is a well earned reward for years of dedication and discipline training for their chosen sport.