Amazing routine, awkward expressions

Russia competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Technical Routine on day 13 of the Games.
Russia competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Technical Routine on day 13 of the Games.
Nadine Brandl and Livia Lang of Austria compete in the Women's Duets on day nine of the Games.
Nadine Brandl and Livia Lang of Austria compete in the Women's Duets on day nine of the Games.
Daria Iushko and Kseniya Sydorenko, of the Ukraine.
Daria Iushko and Kseniya Sydorenko, of the Ukraine.
Japan competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Free Routine.
Japan competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Free Routine.
Canada competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Free Routine.
Canada competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Free Routine.
Russia competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Free Routine on day 14.
Russia competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Free Routine on day 14.
Canada competes on day 14 of the Games.
Canada competes on day 14 of the Games.
Canada competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Technical Routine.
Canada competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Technical Routine.
Natalia Ishenko and Svetlana Romashina, of Russia.
Natalia Ishenko and Svetlana Romashina, of Russia.
Ballestero Carbonell and Andrea Fuentes Fache, of Spain, compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Final on day 11.
Ballestero Carbonell and Andrea Fuentes Fache, of Spain, compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Final on day 11.
Elise Marcotte, of Canada.
Elise Marcotte, of Canada.
Mariangela Perrupato and Giulia Lapi, of Italy.
Mariangela Perrupato and Giulia Lapi, of Italy.
Nadine Brandl and Livia Lang of Austria  compete on Day 10 of the Games.
Nadine Brandl and Livia Lang of Austria compete on Day 10 of the Games.
Evangelia Platanioti, of Greece.
Evangelia Platanioti, of Greece.
Hui Jong of Korea competes in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary on day 10.
Hui Jong of Korea competes in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary on day 10.
Sarah Bombell, of Australia, holds her counterpart's foot.
Sarah Bombell, of Australia, holds her counterpart's foot.
Sara Labrousse and Chloe Willhelm, of France, compete on day nine of the Games.
Sara Labrousse and Chloe Willhelm, of France, compete on day nine of the Games.
Mi Hyang Jang, of Korea.
Mi Hyang Jang, of Korea.
Svetlana Romashin, of Russia.
Svetlana Romashin, of Russia.
Alzbeta Dufkova of the Czech Republic.
Alzbeta Dufkova of the Czech Republic.
Great Britain's Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici run through a routine during the Synchronised Swimming training session in July.
Great Britain's Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici run through a routine during the Synchronised Swimming training session in July.

There's no doubt about it, synchronised swimmers - like all Olympians - have to work hard to get where they are.

The London 2012 Olympic website describes the sport as being "all about grace under pressure", with athletes using "pinpoint precision" to effectively dance in the water.

The sport made its Oympic debut at the Los Angeles 1984 Games and along with all the sweat, spit and tears that go into the Olympic routine, there are also a few fantastic expressions too.

But enough of the words, we'll let the photos tell the story.

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