Sunday, February 14, 2010

Olympics! Yay!

First off...  Happy Valentine's Day!  May you spend today and every day showing the special people in your life how much you love them.  =o)

Now for the rest of the post...

OLYMPICS!  Yay!  I love the Olympics.

I don't know if any of you have been watching, but yesterday was an awesome display of athleticism.  Apolo Ohno and J.R. Cielski were the first US athletes to win medals this year (silver and bronze respectively), and the 1500 meter short track competition was incredible.  I was particularly impressed with Ohno's first heat.  He was in the 5th position about 3/4 through the race and he just shot around the outside of the pack like a whip. I only wish he could've done that in the medal heat.  If it hadn't been for the Koreans' spectacular wipe-out, we wouldn't have gotten any medals in that event.  (Although, I still think the guy who won gold should've been tagged for interfering with Ohno, but that's just me.)

After those medals were sealed, coverage switched back to Womens' Moguls.  Those gals can really move, let me tell you.  Shannon Bahrke set the bar during the final run, and her ultra-fast time down the hill really made it difficult for the competitors who came after.  Several of the competitors - including US's Heather McPhie - wiped out trying to beat her time.

In the end, though, both Canadian favorite Jenn Heil and then America's Hannah Kearney zipped past Shannon to give the US it's first Gold of the 2010 Olympics.  Way to go, girls.  All three of you should be proud of yourselves.  (And judging from the picture, they are.)

Of course, my love of the Olympics might interfere with my love of writing.  We'll see how productive I am the next two weeks.  :shrug:  I only get the Winter Olympics every four years, though...

Are you watching the Olympics?  Who are you rooting for?

1 comment:

  1. I've been watching! Both of those events were tons of fun to watch =)