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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Drama on Ice

There was a couple last night from China, Zhang and Zhang (no relation) that tried to make history. They were attempting a throw quad salchow. This is where the man "throws" the lady and she does the salchow jump with 4 revolutions. Sadly she missed. Not only did she miss, she missed badly. She ended up twisting her knee and landing right on it plus sliding into the boards.

After giving her some time to check herself and after the trainer checked her out, she decided to go back out there. The rule is to pick up the program where you left off. It was beautiful! They did all their other twirls, spins, jumps, etc. In the end, they wound up with a silver medal. It was amazing to watch this. It was fun watching them cool off and wait for their scores as a trainer ran to her and wrapped and iced her knee, and she seemed oblivious to the whole thing.

They didn't make history this Olympics, but they did get back up, pick up where they left off, and they finished. They did their best.

This is my question for thought tonight: Is it better to try and miss, or play it safe and succeed?

2 Comments:

  • At 10:57 PM, Blogger Marianne said…

    To try to do a beautiful thing is very beautiful.

     
  • At 3:15 PM, Blogger lvninlndn said…

    It's FAR, FAR better to try and miss than to never try at all!

     

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