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.