Ashley Wagner, a 22-year-old figure skater for the U.S., made her Olympic debut Saturday at the Sochi Olympics.
By MELISSA SCHUPMANN
The Kansas City Star
Wagner seemed pleased with her short program performance, smiling and waving to the crowd as she exited the rink.
But as soon her score went up, her smile turned into disgust.
Wagner was not impressed with the 63.10 points the judges gave her, which put her in fourth place.
Her reaction instantly turned into an Internet meme, version 2.0 of gymnast McKayla Maroney's now-famous "not-impressed" face.
Looks like we have our new Olympic Meme face. Last time it was McKayla Maroney, now it's Ashley Wagner. pic.twitter.com/VAdgO64Enj— John Buss (@Sports_Buss) February 9, 2014
"I know roughly when I skate a good program where the score should end up... So yeah to score that low was very disappointing for me," she said after the fact.
"But honestly this performance was more for myself and mentally getting beyond this past couple of weeks," Wagner said. "And I wanted to do everything I could to help out the team, and I really feel that I delivered on that part."
Wagner barely made the U.S. Olympic team after falling twice and placing fourth at the U.S. national championships last month.
The outrage by some about the selection even forced Wagner off of social media until the storm settled.
Although Wagner was not pleased with her score, it helped Team USA jump from 7th to 3rd place, allowing them to advance to the finals.