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Originally posted on My Pigeon-Toed Life:
I think the Winter Olympics may legitimately make my list of Top 5 Favorite Things. I’m not sure what else would be on this list, perhaps bacon and cartoons, but nothing gets me more pumped than this quadrennial celebration of sport. Yes I know you can see an Olympics every second year but the summer edition just isn’t the same. Not to knock the Summer Olympics, but I am a proud Canadian and as our Olympic slogan says #WeAreWinter. I can guarantee that across our country (& definitely in my home) Sochi 2014 will be almost a religion. I am ready to fanatically watch and check the standings of sports I normally don’t even watch. I know I will pour over medal counts, analyze rivalries and will become obsessed with athletes I’ve previously never heard of. I won’t even start on how crazy I’ll be about my sport (aka figure skating). And I can hardly wait for the tear-jerker end-of-the-day video montages. Those are my favourites. I also am conscious of the fact that I will have so much to say on the games that I will obviously need to blog daily.
And because I love the Games so much you, the internet, get a bonus Day -1 post. Due to the Figure Skating Team Event I have been sucked into the competition a day early. When this new event was announced I didn’t like it. It seemed like a weird idea that would just tire out some of Canada’s premiere athletes. I’ve since come around. The strategy involved in balancing getting a top team finish without affecting individual performances is mind boggling. It makes it impossible to predict who will be matched up against who and if top rivalries will come into play before individual events even start. Plus more figure skating…how can that be bad?
I get intensely patriotic during the Olympics (who doesn’t?) but since we are still Day -1 I’m going intentional. If you watched today’s Men’s Short Program I dare you to not be in love with Yuzuru Hanyu. This 19 year-old Japanese phenom is the cutest thing to hit figure skating since, like, ever. I mean look at him…
How can you not love that face? He’s like an adorable little alien. Soooo skinny with his big head & feet. It’s delightful!
He’s so calm & respectful off the ice. Shy. Quiet. Constantly bowing to everyone.
But on the ice he’s a fierce competitor with the eye of the tiger.
He doesn’t let the old men intimidate him…I mean you Plushenko…old man…
And he gives 200% by getting so intensely into every performance.
Plus he’s frickin’ good! Check out this Triple Axel! Difficult Entry. Beautiful Air-position. Solid Landing. All while he’s floppy hair flips about.
Now you’ve seen proof that he is the absolute cutest. And these are just photos from his one Olympic performance so far!!!