Monday, August 23, 2004

Why Am I Not Surprised?

Svetlana Khorkina or, as I have heard her referred to, "From Russia with Smug," is now crying to the media that the fix was in for the Olympic Women's All-Around Gymnastics competition.

I watched the competition that night, so I also got to see the athlete bio piece they had done for her. I have to say that that was the first time I had seen one of those and wanted that person to lose. If ever there has been an athlete so wrapped up in themselves prior to this, I can't recall.

There is another possibility that Svetlana has yet to realize. Perhaps the fix was in, but rather than being for Carly Patterson, the judges were motivated by an Anyone-but-Khorkina sentiment.

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