Ashley Wagner thought she pulled off a stellar performance worthy of a high score … but when the judge gave her an unexpected low score, her radiant facial expression changed from happiness to a classic look of disgust.
The American figure skater was busy waving to fans and blowing kisses after her performance at the ladies team competition … but when the judge announced her score was 63.10, her face fell, resulting in a facial expression that has proved to be the first meme of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
‘I know roughly when I skate a good program where the score should end up. So yeah, to score that low was very disappointing to me,’ she told reporters afterwards.
Ashley’s score places her in the fourth position, behind Japan’s Mao Asada, who fell during her routine. But at least, her disappointment has turned her into an Internet star. Plus, she still qualified for the final, which will take place on Sunday.