This will probably be my last Vancouver Olympics post =D And then, it’s back to the dramas!
I watched the 500m race that was Apolo Ohno’s last individual race. No matter what he says, he definitely caused the Canadian Tremblay to fall. In a race at high speeds and the slightest of bumps can cause a crash, any prolonged hand contact on another can definitely be seen as a push. Continue reading →
Here’s hoping that the Olympics website does not crash as the 9,000 angry emails get sent from South Korea.
Assuming you’ve watched, or even if you haven’t you will hear about it soon, the 3000m short-track speed skating for women’s was tonight. As expected, the South Korean team led, aggressively making their way from third to first. The Chinese women’s team were favored to win (although I don’t know why), but they lagged behind in second despite their early lead.
The reason? Near the final laps during the switch off from one skater to the next, the South Korean speed skater nudged the Chinese speed skater with her skate, pushing the Chinese woman out sideways just a bit, but enough for South Korea to get further ahead.
I am going to preface this post by saying I am expressing my opinion only, however biased I may sound.
Last night was the 1000m short track final, with the two Koreans Lee Jung Su and Lee Ho Suk winning gold and silver respectively, and Apolo Ohno winning the bronze. I’m sure the Koreans are very happy because all of their countrymen who made it through to the end won the top two positions, and so Ohno is faultless for winning bronze. The week before during the 1500m race, when Lee Ho Suk and Sung Si Bak wiped out, there was a negative backlash against Ohno for it. Continue reading →