One of the notable and mesmerizing things about competitive weightlifting (I say from a place of virtually no meaningful knowledge; but, hey) is that it features maybe the simplest form of distilled grit in the Olympics. I’m sure there is invisible strategy and skill in every attempt but, perhaps more so than most other sports, a lot of it comes down to sheer trying-hard-ness.
And people who are trying that hard to lift really really heavy objects? Well, they don’t concern themselves much with appropriate facial expressions.
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