It’s Time for a Face Off

You’ve just finished a performance that you’re extremely proud of—a Nationals-winning solo, your senior recital, your first time dancing Sugar Plum Fairy, etc. You can’t wait to get your hands on the performance photos, to see just how stellar you looked. But then, when you finally get them, they end up looking something like this:

(via Rage Comics)

(via Rage Comics)

We’ve all been there.

No matter how graceful we look while we’re dancing, these faces always seem to sneak their way in—during a powerful jump, a dramatic fall to the floor, a heavy lift, a difficult turn combo…you name it.

The same is true for ice dancers and skaters. And thanks to some witty photographers, the talented athletes of Sochi 2014 have had to face their faces head on (get it?). Take a look at some of the damage:

Israel's Alexei Bychenko (photo by AP)

Israel’s Alexei Bychenko (photo via AP)

Canada's Kevin Reynolds (photo by Canadian Press/REX)

Canada’s Kevin Reynolds (photo via Canadian Press/REX)

Japan's Mao Asada (photo by EPA)

Japan’s Mao Asada (photo via EPA)

Belgium's Jorik Hendrickx (photo via Zuma/REX)

Belgium’s Jorik Hendrickx (photo via ZUMA/REX)

The Ukraine's Yakov Godorozha (photo via Zuma/REX)

The Ukraine’s Yakov Godorozha (photo via ZUMA/REX)

Italy's Stafania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek (photo via AP)

Italy’s Stafania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek (photo via AP)

Japan's Narumi Takahasi and Kihara Ryuichi (photo via Getty Images)

Japan’s Narumi Takahasi and Kihara Ryuichi (photo via Getty Images)

U.S.A.'s Jeremy Abbott (photo via ZUMA/REX)

U.S.A.’s Jeremy Abbott (photo via ZUMA/REX)

Well, ice dancers and skaters, we get the struggle. Ask us to do something superhuman, and we’ll look…well…superhuman at times. Right? Keep on doin’ your thang.

 

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