28 Apr 2013 Expression

What do you think this expression is saying? Excitement / joy or disappointment / pain? Click on the FACS code’s to code this expression. Post your thoughts in the comments below.

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3 Responses to 28 Apr 2013 Expression

  1. Closer to disappointment and pain: AU4; no 6. (And the bar is dropped behind him? — no AU for that! 🙂

  2. Youri zomers says:

    I would go for joy / excitement…. Not sincerely because of the facial expression but more because of his total body language… Great and extreme victory (joy) is expressed upward in a open position (arms spread, chest open) like he is thanking god or something. Disappointment / pain would be more likely expressed downward with some kind of hiding expression like the hands folded around the head or a starting arm barrier across the chess. Possibly even a touching of the pain area… If there only a ‘mental’ pain touching of the head would probably appear. I’m quite curios about the real situation and story now… What’s your opinion stu?

  3. SDL says:

    Great comments! This is the quote that goes with the image; “Micronesia’s Manuel Minginfel drops weights on the men’s 62-kilogram Group B weightlifting competition at the London Olympic Games July 30, 2012.”

    This is the pain of failure 😦

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