Olympics first day

13 02 2010

The first real day of the Olympics started with my favorite 2 sports. My number 1 is speed skating, as everyone in the Netherlands loves. I bet 1/2 of the country was glued to the TV today. And how great did it end, our hero and greatest dutch skater ever Sven Kramer won a gold medal at the 5k. He was good not as super as he sometimes is and had the disadvantage of skating the first of the favorites and having the pressure of the whole country on this shoulders, but it was more than enough to win in a time of 6.14.60. Lee from Korea surprisingly won silver in 6.16.95 and Skobrev from Russia bronze in 6.18.05. Dutch skaters De Jong and Blokhuijsen ended on the places 5 and 9. U.S  skaters Davis and Hedrick( religious freak, his twitters are ridiculous) ended in 12th and 11th place.

With Biathlon ,which is as popular in Germany as Speed Skating in the Netherlands, I am always rooting for the German girls and they did except for pin-up cutie Magdalena Neuner not too good. Neuner won silver though behind former Russian and now Slovak Irina Kuzmina. A huge surprise was french girl Marie Dorin who won bronze. Other germans Hauswald, Henkel, Wilhelm did not end in the final 20 which will be a huge disadvantage for the next event, the pursuit, where everyone starts in the order they ended this 7.5K sprint.


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