Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sweet victory

USA got the sweetest taste of victory today with three gold medals from favoured athletes who were definitely able to deliver. Not folding to the pressure, Lindsey Vonn along with her compatriot Julia Mancuso went one and two in women's downhill. Shani Davis also won his first gold (so far) this olympics in the 1000 m.

The most spectacular win was Shaun White's performance. Guaranteed the gold after only his first run (like last time) with a score 46.8, he took his victory lap even further and performed his dangerous signature move, the spiralling Double McTwist 1260 on his second run, and bested his earlier score with a 48.4.

Wow, talk about putting on a show. Very glad he was willing to do that... he could've just walked down the pipe to collect his much deserved gold.

That's Olympic spirit.