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Early Celebration

Photograph By Trevor Brown, Jr./ESPN

The Women's Moto X Racing event is 12 laps -- and every single one of them counts. In a crushing misjudgment, race leader Meghan Rutledge threw a fist in the air while sailing over the final jump of the course on the last lap, assuming she had a win in the bag. Her early claim cost her, though, as it distracted her from her landing. Vicki Golden passed a downed Rutledge to take gold. For Rutledge, crumpled over her handlebars in obvious distress, the silver medal provided little comfort.