Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vancouver Olympics – What a Day!


We won a pile of medals today … but the medals that really stick out for me are the gold and silver in women’s two man bobsleigh …

This is a traditional sport from a long way back, so no leg up for us by “inventing” a sport. And it is not a judged sport … it is based solely on the fitness of the pushers and skill of the driver. And, of course, the quality of the sled itself.

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And our drivers are obviously brilliant. Yes, this is their home track. Yes, they’ve been down it many times. But so what? Watching them drive the sleds in perfectly smooth lines through every turn was like watching a virtuoso performance. And they did it four times in two days.




Tom said...

Yeah, they might not win medals, but UK bobsleigh girls do this:

Kim Letkeman said...

Thanks Tom! I'd heard about that video but had forgotten to search for it ... cute.