Sunday, February 21, 2010
Stupid Apolo Anton Ohno, after coming in third behind two South Koreans in the 1000 m short track speed skating final, tries to console himself by pointing out that he has medaled in three separate Olympics, which none of the other competitors can boast. Not to suggest that Ohno is anything less than world-class, but does he not realize that there is a limit to how many representatives South Korea is permitted to send to the Olympics? Probably even the twentieth best South Korean short track speed skater would still be at least at Ohno's level. As in the 1500 m final, the real story in this race was the cutthroat competitiveness among the South Koreans themselves.