Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Of divers, competition and cameras

Long-standing readers may recall an article I posted back in 2009, showing the faces of some divers at the last Olympics as they concentrated fiercely upon their performance.  Now the Telegraph has published a gallery of pictures of the latest Olympians doing their (facial) thing.  Here are a couple of examples.

There are many more at the link.

I can't help but wonder why coaches don't remind their athletes to think about how they'll be photographically preserved for posterity, and to make more attractive faces accordingly!



Old NFO said...

All I see is DETERMINATION!!! :-)

gray lady said...

Right, determination and concentration. Speaking as a former diver, there are an amazing number of things in diving that have to be exactly right. Any failure or lack and the judges WILL downgrade your effort, it is hard NOT to dive without that kind of look on your face.