Did anyone else get annoyed when they introduced the Hungarian Grandmother at 28 who was in her 4th and final Olympics (because everyone knows you can't be a professional athlete after 28- Brett Farve are you listening?)? Reality check- nex to these 16 year old fetus she does look a dash ridiculous in a hot pink outfit (maybe it classy and elegant- not white trash) but holy crap can she jump! Katarina Witt was almost 30 when she retired as a hot Olympic gold medalist- that Russian Man figure skating Villian look alike Silver Medalist looks like he's 47, so the media should shut up about veteran women skaters.
I hate myself for defending figure skating but Age-ism is starting to strike a nerve now that I'm in my late 20's.
The other thing that was impressive last night was the Canadian skater. I wasn't listening to the announcers before hand and didn't know that her mother just died 2 days earlier. When she finished and was crying I thought the emotions were due to her being in her hometown. Then when Scott Hamilton starts crying after her performance on the air, they show the audience crying-I figured it out that her Mom died. What an athlete. To skate like that after the worst news you could ever receive, your Mother suddenly dying. Damn it that is why the Olympics are so great.
I hope she medals.