Friday, February 19, 2010

Olympics Update (from my perspective!)

Olympics re-caps / highlights (in my opinion):

  • American Shaun White's gold medal performance. He knew he had gold, so he went out there and did some McTwist 1260, which is supposed to be ridiculously hard. (Like I know anything about the half-pipe snowboarding!) And it looked awesome!
  • Canadian Marianne St-Gelais's silver medal in short track speed skating. Short track is seriously insane, but fun to watch. And what a birthday gift!
  • Canadian Christine Nesbitt's gold medal in long track speed skating. Yay!
  • Watching new up-and-coming figure skating men Denis Ten, Florent Amodio, Paolo Bacchini, and others, who were all incredibly artistic and fun to watch!
  • Jon Montgomery's gold medal in skeleton, which is so recent I can't post a link to it! Woohoo!
  • Mellisa Hollingsworth's humility and grace. She was one of the favourites to win women's skeleton, but a tiny mistake cost her any medal. Minutes later when she was interviewed, as tears streamed down her face, all she could do was apologize. Mellisa: you did your best, and one small mistake cost you a medal. Like you said, it can happen to anyone at anytime. You did your best, and that is nothing to be ashamed of!

    Note: I am using the British grammar rules when I type "Groves's medal". That is preferred in British grammar (and most Canadian grammar sources), whereas "Groves' medal is preferred in most American grammar sources. Much like the colour / color debate, I tend to favour the British tradition with my spellings and grammar.


  1. Did you read about Joannie Rochette losing her mother? How terrible!... :-(

    Also, am I the only one thinking that we won't reach the 25-30 medal count that was expected?

  2. Indeed, a horrible thing.

    And you're not the only one thinking that. But I'm still enjoying watching everyone!