The Daily Caller

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Oh, yeah, that one time when competition got too serious...awkward. US figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan don Oh, yeah, that one time when competition got too serious...awkward. US figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan don't have a great track record. (Photo credit: VINCENT AMALVY/AFP/Getty Images)  

9 of figure skating’s most awkward photos [SLIDESHOW]

There are a lot of twists and turns in figure skating. The faces, the outfits, the lifts. It can all be very graceful and beautiful.

Then there are the other moments in which most people cringe because figure skaters have done something all too human: pulled off awkward in all its glory.

So instead of capitalizing on the grace and the slow replay like the Olympics this year, the Daily Caller decided to accentuate the positive. Or really just the downright funny, awkward moments of figure skater past and present.

Here’s a video to start it all off strong: 

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  • Look ma! No hands. (Photo: Bill Burris, Flickr)
  • Skyrockets in flight! Afternoon delight. Sinead Kerr might as well be a javelin the way John Kerr's throwing. (Photo: Uwe Langer/Wikimedia Commons)
  • Alla Beknazarova cradles Vladimir Zuev in the palm of her hand. With that expression, she probably calls him "my precious." (Photo: Mona-Mia/Wikimedia Commons)
  • Come at me, bro. An awkward combination of gangsta and sass. White girl problems. (Photo: Andreas Nilsson/bilderna.it)
  • That awkward moment when your figure skating partner is staring at you on the ground. (Photo: Luu/Wikimedia Commons)
  • Human pretzels, anyone? (Photo: supersum (off)/Flickr)
  • Ponytails are so great ... until you get them caught in your skate.(Photo: Ryosuke Yagi/Flickr)
  • Just a little afternoon rink sweeping. Effective enough. (Photo: Wikipedia)
  • What can I say? Skating is hard. Ashley Wagner just wants a chance. (Photo: Luu/Wikimedia Commons)