Saturday, February 27, 2010

Slip-Sliding Away

Interesting results last night in Ohno's 500 meter race, where they ruled that because he touched the Canadian skater Trembley, and Trembley fell, Ohno was the cause of it and was disqualified.

Rewind the tape to the previous night and the 1000 meter race, where the Canadian skater Hamelin touched Ohno on the hip, causing him to slip. Ohno recovered and fought back for the bronze. See the review •here• in an interview with Bob Costos.

So, now what do you think about his disqualification?


Judy said...

I'm glad I don't have to be the one who decides. It's hard to tell how hard the "touch" actually was. One thing I DO know--I like Ohno's shiny black dress shoes. Very classy.

Juiliann said...

I haven't been watching the Olympics but it does seem that these hard calls are happening a lot more these day throughout the sports world.
Are you going to participate in the March Slice challenge this year?

Alice said...

Jared and I watched that race and it looked to me like he didn't cause the slip because it appeared that is hand was slightly on his hip and he removed it before her slipped, but Jared mentioned that any slight pressure might cause a slip. So, who knows. Ohno is very aware of his body and has full control so it's not surprising that he could make a comeback from a slip. But too bad for him from the earlier race because he clearly could have gotten a gold. I guess that's all apart of this sport though.