02/24/2014 03:56 pm ET

Jumping For Joy Is Understandably A Common Reaction To Winning An Olympic Medal (PHOTOS)

The Olympics provided a reminder that "jumping for joy" is an actual behavior and not merely an expression used to describe a state of happiness. As Olympians climbed on the medal stand throughout the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, this exuberant and athletic reaction repeated itself time and again, regardless of the nationalities of the medalists.

Here are some of the most euphoric leaps captured by photographers in Sochi. Check them out and try to keep your feet on the ground.

Olympic Medalists Jumping For Joy