Stay On Your Feet And Medal

While watching the Olympics last night I saw a lot of athletes fall on the ice and snow in HD.  Over on the Women’s  Halfpipe, the gold medal went to the snowboarder who stayed upright, Australia’s Torah Bright, and not to the competitor who threw down the coolest and trickiest tricks.   Speaking of tricks, I like the names of some of them – the switch-backside 720, the double cork, the McTwist and many more.  A whole new language only  snowboarders know.

And those figure skaters.  Well, the gold and silver went to the two guys who stayed on their feet.  Gold medalist American Evan Lysacek skated a little more cleanly than his  Russian rival Yevgeny Plushenko. The bronze went to Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi who couldn’t get around on a quadruple, but did get around to a great performance.

If I could give some advice to the athletes, I’d say this:  don’t fall…and figure skaters: tie those laces good!

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