Pic: Speed skater loses race, gives winner emphatic double one-finger salute 8 years ago

Pic: Speed skater loses race, gives winner emphatic double one-finger salute

A brilliant image that encapsulates the sore loser in all of us...

The Winter Olympics is almost upon us and based on this shot, we'll be keeping a close eye on the speed skating. At a team race in Dresden yesterday Russia pipped Netherlands for the win. On the right, Dutch skater Sjinkie Knegt was none too pleased to have been beaten so as Russia's Victor An (in blue) celebrates, Knegt gives him the double bird, with fierce gusto.

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Speed skating pic

Roll on Sochi, we see a grudge match looming...

UPDATE: Now, thanks to the always brilliant James Dart, we have video footage of the end of the above race, which might be even better than the photo.

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