Do I care about figure skating?

Do I care about figure skating? Not really, but as a human drama about the desire to persevere, tonight’s pairs skating was pretty amazing. The Chinese skaters, as you’ve probably seen on a dozen highlight films, took a monsterous fall, with the female skater Zhong hitting the ice hard early in her program. But after a few tense moments, she got back on the ice and nailed a triple and continued a rather excellant performance. Was it enough for a Silver? Well, the judges thought so, but after a fall like that, you have to wonder if she was getting some sympathy points. NBC’s website is sure to have highlights–go take a look if you haven’t watched already. Reminds me of the Joe Theisman hit a decade or so ago. Hard to watch, but hard not to also.]]>

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