Once every four years. That’s four years of waiting, training and preparing for one moment. Wednesday’s prime time line-up was star-laden. And the Americans delivered for the red, white and blue every time. Shani Davis, in his signature event the 1000m, won his unprecedented second straight gold in that event. Chad Hedrick picked up bronze. Lindsay Vonn, skiing predominantly on one leg, edged out fellow American Julia Mancuso for gold in the women’s downhill. Vonn can thank Mother Nature for a delay in the event which provided her with some extra healing time. The Big Red Tomato, Shaun White stook on top of the halfpipe hill knowing he had won gold with his first run in the men’s halfpipe, then went down and put up an even better run during what was just a bit of showing off for the fan’s, a victory lap of epic proportions. It was a great day to be an American rooting for the Olympics.
Quick hits of the day:
– New terms in the lexicon added while watching events I only see once every four years: “Lucky loser” for the racers making it into the next round in cross-country skiing based on time and not on a top 2 finish and “Shot rock” for the rock in the point-winning position in curling
– Curling is definitely going to be taking up my free time in the coming weeks. Absolutely love it.
Goodnight and God Bless,