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Date: 02/15/14 07:16 AM

19 Responses to Yay Australia! [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of B-diddy
    B-diddy Male 13-17
    460 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 7:10 am
    Link: Yay Australia! - Shhhh don`t say anything... they are special. Special in that we-have-never-seen-snow-everything-here-will-kill-you way.
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
    1364 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 7:44 am
    So? Thats how it works.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4846 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 7:48 am
    I wouldn`t say he won because everyone in front of him fell. He won because he`s the only one who managed NOT to fall. Same thing viewed differently, yes, but he earned the win by staying upright when no one else could; important in skating.
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    g3n3r1k Male 18-29
    250 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 8:09 am
    @broizfam: its a competition on who is best at not falling? i didnt realize skating involved tripping over other people
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36653 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

    He won because he had the skill to stay on his feet when others didn`t.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4846 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 8:28 am
    @g3n3r1k,
    It`s a competition of who skates better. You`re not skating well if you`re sliding on your a$$, are you?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4846 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 8:28 am
    @g3n3r1k,
    What Gerry said.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 9:06 am
    Excuse me, Gerry and broiz, but the ONLY reason he kept on his feet is because he was so far behind the other 4 skaters when they all fell as a group. If he had been even close to keeping up with them he would have fallen too. Survival of the unfittest?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4846 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 9:30 am
    @chalket,
    Sometimes, yeah. If you`re mountain climbing and your whole team has reached a ledge that you haven`t gotten to when it collapses, dropping all the others to their deaths, you`re still better off than all of them. If you leave the house late and are, therefore, NOT in the car crushed by the runaway garbage truck, that`s good for you.
    The other skaters didn`t win because they failed to remain on their skates. The Australian won. Granted it was by the fault of others more than by his own skill but that`s often the way the proverbial ball bounces. How often has a figure skater done an amazing job except for one slip that lost him/her the gold? Essentially the same thing.
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    Rodin Male 30-39
    710 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 9:57 am
    Crashes happen in short track. At the time he was ranked 8th and admitted that he was hanging back in hopes that something would happen.

    That was his strategy and it paid off.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2348 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 9:59 am
    Gerry is right. Usually the competition is about who is fastest. This time it was about who could stay upright, also never thought that the tortoise and the hare would be relevant at the Olympics.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 11:35 am
    oooo look, it snows there too duh.
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    Zismo Male 18-29
    1050 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm
    Is there a video of that?
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm
    @Zismo
    Here ya go.
  15. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
    4846 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm
    @chalket,
    That was really good! As far as I`m concerned, his attitude deserves that medal. Good for him!
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm

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    drips Male 30-39
    904 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm
    Somebody needs to GIF that with the `deal with it` sunglasses thing. Crossing the finishing line like a mellow boss.
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    liabach Male 40-49
    3242 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm
    i love how he just stopped skating before he crossed the finish line.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm
    A win`s a win.

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