Sunday, March 23, 2008

Anza JP Blog 3/23/08


Right now, they're showing world figure skating on TV.

Yesterday, it was the women's competition. The news I heard was that Mao got the victory.

I was a little confused when I heard about the injury to Miki. Especially when I'm such a big Miki Fan...

However, the emotional strength of a competitive skater is amazing.

It must be tough for one person to put on a show in such a spacious rink. If I tried to compete like that, that would be the hardest part. ?

Then if everyone knew you were hurting, it would be a tough job to convince people that you're giving 100%....really.

But, that really shows your competitive spirit. Don't you think? That is a really important lesson in life.

Miki, take care of yourself and get well soon!!


My guess is that Miki and Mao are Japanese women figure skaters. I don't have any information on them.


Scott said...

They are. Miki Ando recently had an injury that is making it difficult to skate and is putting her career on hold.

Japan is poised right now to be the dominant force in figure skating, similar to the way the Soviet Union dominated the sport in the 1980s.

Matt said...

Thanks for the information, Scott.

I knew that Japan wanted to break onto the international figure skating scene. I had no idea that they've come so far. I'll have to look Miki Ando up on the internet when I get the chance.