Every gymnast makes a face when he runs down the runway.
Every last one of them, and for whatever reason, NBC likes to show us their faces... mid-sprint... during slow-motion replays. It cracks me up every time, and I thought that I would share the laughs.
Jake Dalton's sprinting face is pretty standard.
Philipp Boy goes through quite the range of emotions. First, a bit of man pain. Then, giddiness akin to that of a chap after a successful first date. Finally, the look of "I'm going to dominate this vault."
Also, in the second shot, he looks a little like Austin Tucker from Make It or Break It. (I know, how dare I speak such blasphemous words?!)
I live for Wai Hung Shek's hair blowing in the wind.
Chenglong Zhang looks like he is trying to suck all the air out of the arena.
That, or he's terrified of the vault.
Why so serious, Enrique Tomás González Sepúlveda?
Okay, it's not a sprinting face, but this shot was so good; I had to share it.
Koji Yamamuro looks like he is praying to the gym gods on this one.
At the end of the day, I think that Flavius Koczi wins this competition. This one made me spit out my beer.
Let this be a lesson to you.
You better practice your running face in the mirror.
You don't want to be caught looking like one of these lads
while jogging around your neighborhood.