Last night I watched Apolo Ohno win the Bronze medal in the Olympic 1000 meter short track.
Man does he have grace and poise. After a tough and fair race, one in which he appeared to have raced to the best of his ability, Andrea Joyce of NBC, cornered him to find out why he had failed to win the gold. She didn't come right out and ask it but she implied it over and over again in her short interview with Apollo.
What amazing grace this young man displayed in this woman's continuous peppering of questions to find out - what happened? Why didn't you win the Gold medal?
Apolo was clearly thrilled to have won the Bronze medal and concede the Gold and Silver to the Korean pair that beat him. He never wavered in his enthusiasm and wasn't apologetic for third place.
Good for him. You don't have to be first place to be a winner.
Now Chad Hedrick's comments about Shani Davis' win was another story. The man could take some tact lessons from Ohno.