Sunday, February 19, 2006

Apolo

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.

9 comments:

Rio said...

You're right on target. Being thankful and gracious seems to be a lost art in the spotlight these days.

And clothes are still on the laundry room floor.

ash said...

i like apollo. but these olympics have been bore - ring.

restless said...

Ash
You must have been watching curling and ice dancing. Those i could do with out.

I've really enjoyed what i have watched. It was tough to watch Bode lose another last night.

I will say that i could do without Dick Button's commentating on the ice skating events. He's terribly negative. Seems like its pasture time for him.

Rio-
How bout your G'boro man, Cheek? He brought home another medal.

Rio said...

Go Cheek!

And Ash - I think the Ice Dancing is great - I don't really care for the other ice skating (way too much emphasis on jumps and not artistry), but the ID is fun stuff to watch (esp when the Italian team is getting really ticked - reminds me of my marriage).

Edgy Mama said...

I have no clue what any of you are talking about...

Rio said...

I think we need to take up a collection to get EM a tv w/cable.

ash said...

yes, rio. good grief, EM - you're a total pop culture illiterate, aren't you?

ash said...

um, an update, restless? i'm getting restless...

Rio said...

ditto, ash