Heartbreaking Photos Of A Bloody American Judo Fighter Collapsing In Agony After An Epic Olympics Loss

American judoka Travis Stevens lost a dramatic semifinal match to defending Olympic champion Ole Bischof, then lost again in the bronze-medal match to miss the podium this morning.

Stevens suffered a huge cut above his eye in overtime, but kept fighting:

american judo fighter loses in heartbreaking fashion at olympics

Photo: NBC Olympics

At the end of the match, neither judoka had scored a point, so the decision went to the judges.

american judo fighter loses in heartbreaking fashion at olympics

Photo: NBC Olympics

When the decision came down, Bischof erupted in joy:

judo loss gif

Photo: NBC Olympics

Stevens, meanwhile, crashed to the floor:

american judo fighter loses in heartbreaking fashion at olympics

Photo: NBC Olympics

He was consoled by his coach, but lost the bronze-medal match less than an hour later:

american judo fighter loses in heartbreaking fashion at olympics

Photo: NBC Olympics

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