Did you watch the 2010 Olympics women’s figure skating event?
It was probably the biggest event of these Olympics in both Japan and Korea.
Japan’s best skater 19 year-old Mao Asada competed against Korea’s star Kim Yu-na, who is also 19 years old.
Of course, both Japan and Korea were sure that the skater from their country would win the gold medal for this event.
In the end though, Korean Kim Yu-na won the gold and Japan’s Mao Asada won silver. Canadian Joannie Rochette got the bronze medal.
Mao Asada tried her best and she did two “triple axel” jumps. It’s her signature jump and she is the only current women’s skater in the world who can do that particular jump.
She executed the triple axels perfectly, but she tripped up and almost fell at another point during her rountine and it cost her points.
The 2010 Olympics will be over tomorrow. Japan currently has a total of four medals from these games…two silver and two bronze.
It looks like Japan won’t be taking any gold from these games.
Also, tomorrow is the day of the annual “Tokyo Marathon“.
32,000 people will running 42 km through the streets of Tokyo.
This year a friend of mine will be running in the marathon.
ガンバレヒデキさん！ (Good luck, Hideki!)
And the pitcher from the Japanese baseball team, the Chunichi Dragons, Maximo Nelson (from the Dominican Republic) was arrested yesterday for bringing a bullet in his luggage in the airport in Okinawa (where he was going for his team’s spring training).
Japan is very strict with it’s drug and firearms laws.
Speaking of Okinawa, there was a very big earthquake in Okinawa this morning.
Hopefully everyone is OK.
Different subject, but I finally admitted that my eyesight isn’t what it used to be and got eyeglasses yesterday.
So, now, for the first time, I wear glasses for reading.
I can’t deny that I’m getting older.