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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Ice drama

I was rather sad to hear that Michelle Kwan dropped out of the Olympics due to injury.

However, I'm happier that she did it now than when it would be too late to call in a replacement.

Injuries are rough. When you're injured, you rely on neighboring muscles to make up for the deficit and sometimes that will cause those other muscles to strain. Whether this was a new injury or a reinjury, it's hard to work around.

I have to give her credit. She said in interviews that she told the committee when she petitioned for a spot on the Olympic team that if she was not 100%, she would bow out. When she got hurt again, consulted with medical professionals and realized she wasn't going to be 100%, she kept her word.

That's called integrity and that's worth more than any medal.


  • At 9:09 PM, Blogger Marianne said…

    I was watching her bio the other day. Has she been in several Olympics?


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