As we mentioned this morning, after seeing Usain Bolt‘s gold-medal celebration, we have certain high expectations for how we’d celebrate Olympic victory … in our heads. But there are all sorts of ways to express your joy over emerging as the greatest person IN THE WORLD at whatever it is you do. We figured we could group them into categories, for convenience sake, as we relive some triumphant — and totally gleeful — moments from the past week and look forward to more in the days to come.
1. By yourself:
Serena Williams caught some flak for doing her little victory dance after clenching her first ever singles gold on Saturday morning — the cute, joyful move has its origins in gang culture and is called the Crip Walk. But we’re pretty sure it’s been removed from that context by now, no?
2. With your loved ones:
Andy Murray climbed into the stands to celebrate his victory over Roger Federer with a huge hug and kiss for girlfriend Kim Sears. Track star Sanya Richards-Ross was surrounded by cameras as she got a big smooch from husband and football player Aaron Ross following her win in the 400m on Sunday.
3. In the club:
Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and fellow swimmers from the U.K., Australia, South Africa and the rest of the world have been letting loose in London now that their grueling schedule is done. They’ve all been spotted at the Last Lap parties held in London’s Chinawhite club — Phelps even brought along his hardware (please don’t put it down anywhere!), as we can see in TMZ’s pic.
4. In the bedroom:
We couldn’t resist bringing back Usain and the Swedish handball team.
5. With the reality-TV world:
U.K. swimmer Rebecca Addlington may only have scored bronze in her events this year, but she’s looking to spin her fame into TV gold. She’s told the press that she’d really like to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, the British version of Dancing With the Stars.