The Best of the Worst Faces From the 2016 Rio Olympics

Funny Faces of Olympics

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When you gather the best athletes in the world to compete against each other, you’re going to see some┬áincredible shows of strength, endurance and technique. The cherry on top of all of this athleticism is the intensity of their faces when they’re concentrating on their sport. Olympic athletes make the goofiest faces when they compete. We know it’s definitely because they do things most of us couldn’t even dream of (like vaulting their bodies 10 feet in the air), but their faces are still funny.

From Spain to China, there doesn’t seem to be a difference in the hilarious concentration on the Olympians’ faces. Here are some of the world’s best athletes with some of the silliest faces from the Rio Olympic Games:

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