Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Figure Skating

 

I watched the short programs for the women's figure skating last night and Kim Yu Na's program was amazing! I suppose that my love for James Bond may have made me a bit biased, but she was definitely the most talented skater. Although, I have to say it seems that almost every year I watch skating there's usually someone that falls or just doesn't skate very well, but every girl that got out on the ice skated really well. There were hardly any mistakes. That, in and of itself, is pretty incredible.




The other big story of the night was Joannie Rochette, who's mother had passed away just days before she performed last night. I can't even imagine having to go through that, not to mention having to perform at the Olympics just days later. But that's why I love watching the Olympics. These are absolutely amazing (and not to mention young) people who break through incredible odds to get to the Olympics and then perform nearly inhuman athleticism. I always sit and watch in awe and am left with this amazing sense that anything is possible.

3 comments:

Sarah Lynn said...

Totally agree. I watched it last night, too. I am always amazed at the athleticism and grace those skaters exude when on the ice. It's incredible! One of my fav. sports to watch!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love watching them!! The movements are just soo beautiful!!

OceanDreams said...

I love the ice skating, it was so pretty! I admire the girl whose mother passed away. Her skating routine was breath taking.

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