Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Biathlon 14 Feb (updated 15 Feb)

more biathlon news...

1. looks like Team America didn't do well in the men's 10km sprint. the results i saw showed jay hakkinen as "pd" or pending disqualification. huh?? i forgot to set my alarm to watch it at 0300, so i don't know what that's all about.

UPDATE: see this story on jay's bad day. damn. i have shot well and shot poorly (more the second than the first) and i know how pissed i am when i make a bad shot, and all i've been shooting for is score on the range or meat in the field. i can only imagine what it must be like to shoot for gold and watch it go south. still, jay hakkinen remains, in my opinion, a great athlete and a true competitor.

2. good column in the wash post on hot female biathletes. no mention, however, of rachel steer. huh?? that ought to get the writer at least one penalty loop. (gloss over the obligatory wash post jab at the VP.)

no matter what the results, i say now and will continue to say GOOD JOB to all our shooter-skiers, male and female.



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