The women shined again today in the Freestyle Skiing Moguls. All 3 of the Canadian women in the Finals had amazing runs. I particularly enjoyed Kristi Richards run because she showed true Olympic spirit. During the middle section on the moguls she lots control and had a devastating fall. One she had gotten back up, and reattached a stray ski, her time stood at 40 seconds. I knew if I was her I would walk off the mountain right then, sore and embarrassed. But sore and embarrassed was not enough for Richards, she looked down the mountain, took a few deep breaths, then continued on her run, ending with a spectacular flip. She finished with a time of 1:07, and a score of 4 placing her last, but she reminded us of what it means to be Canadian.
I watched both of those events from Surrey House at the Surrey Celebration Site. The Surrey House is a great place to be, with screens displaying sport, lots of great food (shout out to those Vietnamese spring rolls!), and a live stage. Cheering along side so many diverse Canadians at Surrey House just makes sport watching that much better. There is tons of live music happening there too, head over to www.surrey2010.com to check out who's where when. Surrey Celebration Site is an exciting way to experience the Olympics, and is just by a SkyTrain station, so it's very accessible.
This is a new little thing I'm going to do, to tell you where I'm going to be on the coming day. I'll be in a purple Students Live hoodie, so come say hi!
Day 3 - Feb. 14th
-Victory Ceremony at BC Place 6pm