Winter Olympics and Challenge 261
I love watching the Winter Olympics and spent large blocks of time glued to the coverage. Probably because of my lifelong interest in dance, and specifically ballet, figure skating is one of my very favorite events. As I was getting ready to watch the Women's Short Program, I was surfing the NBC Olympic website and found this photo of Mirai Nagasu. I fell in love with this perky, skilled, 16 year old while watching her skate at Nationals several weeks before. Although she was being considered the US hope for the future, she appeared to be in a group with other world class skaters already. I loved the entire coverage of the Women's event and have never been so impressed as I was with Kim Yu-Na's free skate on Thursday evening. But I was even more thrilled that Mirai finished in 4th place!!