Remember McKayla Maroney’s viral reaction from the 2012 London Olympics? Well, this time around U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner is that girl at the 2014 Sochi games.
The 22-year-old athlete was all smiles on Saturday night -- until she saw the scores for her performance. Even though her fourth-place score of 63.10 helped the U.S. team advance to the next round, Wagner became instantly distressed when she looked up at the scoreboard and saw how the judges had graded her.
But it was more than just a picture of distress that went viral. Included in Wagner’s reaction was a GIF of her visibly mouthing “bull****” and shaking her head. It can’t be definite that that was the word, but it certainly looks that way. The Stir posted the now-viral GIF. For those who haven’t seen it, check it out there.
The image and GIF have conjured up Maroney’s famous “not impressed” face, which is arguably one of the most remembered moments from the 2012 London Olympics. At the time, the gymnast had just won the silver medal in the women's vault.
This isn’t the first time Wagner has made headlines. The figure skater was chosen to compete on the U.S. Olympic team over Mirai Nagasu, who placed higher than her in the nationals.
“Unfortunately, Saturday night just wasn't my night," Wagner told People magazine at the time. She won the national championship in 2012 and 2013. "But luckily for me I had plenty of other nights in the past couple of years that convinced everybody that I was ready to be on that team."
"I'm not a crier," she said about making the U.S. Olympic team alongside skaters Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds. "But when I heard the news I dropped to my knees and started crying."
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Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news for the International Business Times....