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Tasty medals

China’s Lu Xiaojun bites the gold medal after winning the men’s 77kg weightlifting competition. (Hassan Ammar / Associated Press)
Daniele Molmenti of Italy celebrates his gold medal in the kayak single men final by trying to take a big bite out of it. (Claudio OnoratiI / EPA)
Germany’s Kristina Vogel, right, and teammate Miriam Welte, bite their gold medals after winning the women’s team sprint track cycling event. Germany was awarded the gold medal in the women’s team sprint after the Chinese riders were disqualified for a lane change in the final. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
Italy’s Luca Tesconi bites his silver medal in the 10-meter air rifle competition as gold medalist Jin Jongoh of South Korea stands behind him at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks. (Khaled Desouki / AFP/Getty Images)
Hungarian fencer Aron Szilagyi bites his medal on the podium after winning gold in the men’s sabre final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Sergei Ilnitsky / European Pressphoto Agency)
Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Vinokurov bites his gold medal on the podium after winning the men’s cycling road race. Colombia’s Rigoberto Uran Uran, left, took silver and Norway’s Alexander Kristoff took bronze. (European Pressphoto Agency)
China’s Sun Yang bites his gold medal after winning the men’s 400-meter freestyle swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Martin Bureau / AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese gymnasts, from left, Feng Zhe, Guo Weiyang, Chen Yibing, Zhang Chenglong and Zou Kai chomp their gold medals after the artistic gymnastic men’s team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Gregory Bull / Associated Press)
Team USA’s Marti Malloy tastes bronze on the medal stand after the women’s 57kg judo event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images)