At the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno won a silver medal at the 1500m length.
Congratulations to him (and to fellow American JR Celski for winning the bronze medal and a big huzzah to Lee Jung-su of South Korea for taking the gold) as this medal now gives him a total of six in his Olympic career, tying him as the most decorated American Winter Olympian.
I was glad to see Ohno tie this record as it meant that the news would be filled with references to speed skater Bonnie Blair, who also has six Winter Olympics medals.
I can’t explain it, but ever since her first gold medal in Calgary, I always had quite the crush on Bonnie Blair (and there’s an admission that has to be a first on the Internet). If I delve deep into my psyche, I believe it’s the sweet, innocent Wisconsin accent that drives me wild.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Bonnie, wherever you are.