Olympians vs. photographers: Awkward moments captured during the Olympics

Japan 2020

TOKYO (WCMH)– Olympians, they’re just like us. Even the greatest athletes in the world, captured at the right (or is it wrong?) time and moment can end up looking awkward in a snapshot.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Rebeca Andrade of Team Brazil competes in the floor exercise during the Women’s All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Germany’s Alexander Zverev returns the ball to France’s Jeremy Chardy during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men’s singles quarterfinal tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images)
China’s Chang Yuan takes a punch from Britain’s Charley-Sian Davison during their women’s fly (48-51kg) preliminaries round of 16 boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia hits a shot to China’s Chen Long in their men’s singles badminton round of 16 match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
Hungary’s pivot Reka Bordas (back) is challenged as she shoots during the women’s preliminary round group B handball match between Hungary and Russia of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images)
USA’s Sunisa Lee competes in the floor event of the artistic gymnastics women’s all-around final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT – Britain’s Jennifer Gadirova competes in the uneven bars event of the artistic gymnastics women’s all-around final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
USA’s Jordan Chiles competes in the floor event of the artistic gymnastic women’s qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Photo by Antonin THUILLIER / AFP) (Photo by ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Ana Gallay #1 of Team Argentina plays a shot against Xinyi Xia #2 and Fan Wang #1 of Team China during the Women’s Preliminary – Pool C on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Goran Tomasevic of Team Australia looks on during the Men’s Preliminary Round Group B match between Serbia and Australia on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/2021 Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 27: Mercedes Isabel Perez Tigrero of Team Colombia competes during the Weightlifting – Women’s 64kg Group Aon day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo International Forum on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 28: Julio Ruben Mayora Pernia of Team Venezuela competes during the Weightlifting – Men’s 73kg Group A on day five of the Tokyo Olympic Games at Tokyo International Forum on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Canada’s Arthur Margelidon (white) and Mongolia’s Tsogtbaatar Tsend-Ochir compete in the judo men’s -73kg bronze medal B bout during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. (Photo by Franck FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 26: Shohei Ono of Team Japan defeats Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Team Georgia during the Men’s Judo 73kg Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Nippon Budokan on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Canada’s Jessica Klimkait (white) and France’s Sarah Leonie Cysique compete in the judo women’s -57kg semifinal A bout during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. (Photo by Franck FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Australia’s Jane-Anne Claxton (R) is challenged by New Zealand’s Kelsey Smith during their women’s pool B match of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games field hockey competition, at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Lily Owsley of Team Great Britain runs with the ball during the Women’s Preliminary Pool A match between Great Britain and Netherlands on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Oi Hockey Stadium on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: (EDITOR’S NOTE: Alternative crop of image #1331206852) Jacob Benjamin Draper of Team Great Britain and Thijs Johannes Reinier van Dam of Team Netherlands compete for the ball during the Men’s Preliminary Pool B match between Netherlands and Great Britain on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Oi Hockey Stadium on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 21: (EDITOR’S NOTE: Alternate crop) Horacio Cifuentes of Team Argentina practices ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on July 21, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Spain’s Willy Hernangomez Geuer vies for the ball during the men’s preliminary round group C basketball match between Spain and Argentina of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)
SAITAMA, JAPAN – JULY 29: Marcos Delia #12 of Team Argentina drives past Marc Gasol #13 of Team Spain for a layup during the first half of a Men’s Preliminary Round Group C game on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 29, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Hebert Sousa (red) of Team Brazil exchanges punches with Erbieke Tuoheta of Team China during the Men’s Middle (69-75kg) on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kokugikan Arena on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Netherlands’ Mathieu Van Der Poel crashes during the cycling mountain bike men’s cross-country event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Izu MTB Course in Izu on July 26, 2021. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)
The ball hits Thailand’s Orawan Paranang’s face as she competes against Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa during her women’s singles round 3 table tennis match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Charley Sian Davison (red) of Team Great Britain exchanges punches with Yuan Chang Team of China during the Women’s Fly (48-51kg) on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kokugikan Arena on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Luis Robayo – Pool/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN – JULY 29: Sinaida Omondi of Team Kenya breaks away from Alena Tiron of Team ROC in the Women’s pool A match between Team ROC and Team Kenya during the Rugby Sevens on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Stadium on July 29, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Australia’s Charlotte Caslick (L) is tackled by China’s Yang Feifei in the women’s pool C rugby sevens match between Australia and China during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Greg Baker / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Mallory Franklin of Team Great Britain reacts after her run in the Women’s Canoe Slalom Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
USA’s Mike Hixon and USA’s Andrew Capobianco compete in the men’s synchronised 3m springboard diving final event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP) (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 28: Evgenii Kuznetsov and Nikita Shleikher of Team Russian Olympic Committee compete during the Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard final on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Norway’s Anders Berntsen Mol (L) plays a shot in their men’s preliminary beach volleyball pool A match between Norway and Russia during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. (Photo by YURI CORTEZ / AFP) (Photo by YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 26: Masahiro Sekita #12 of Team Japan falls into the boards against Team Canada during the Men’s Preliminary Round – Pool A volleyball on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
USA’s Jordyn Poulter hits the ball in the women’s preliminary round pool B volleyball match between USA and Turkey during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT – (L-R) Turkey’s Hande Baladin and Zehra Gunes attempt to block a shot in the women’s preliminary round pool B volleyball match between USA and Turkey during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

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