This just in Canadian speed skater Christine Nesbitt has won the gold at the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver! Oh yes my Olympic loving friends I have more on this great win for Canada below, including an amazing video of Christine proving why she is the one bringing home the gold.
The Vancouver Sun has made it official, fabulous speed skater Christine Nesbitt won the gold for the Canadian long-track skating team. Not only that but thanks to Nesbitt Canada now has it’s first gold at speed skating and third gold medal of the games, way to go Christine.
Nesbitt had a great and shaky skate on Thursday with an amazing time of 1:16:56, this came after a little misstep in the second round. It was however in her final lap that she turned on the speed, so to speak, in order to give Canada their first gold at the speed skating oval, which is what the speed skating arena is called. There were certainly a lot of high hopes for Christine as she was definitely one of Canada’s best hopes for winning the women’s 1,000 meters. Good thing she knew what she was doing huh.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing though, not only did Nesbitt almost fall flat on her face at the finish because she was pushing herself so hard but she only beat silver medal winner Netherlands Annette Gerritsen by two-hundredths of a second. Can you believe that, a mere two-hundredths of a second, what a race! Dutch speed skater Laurine van Riesse took home the bronze.
So what does Nesbitt have to say about her win, well according to the Los Angeles Times, nothing that good.
“This was probably the worst 1,000 I have done this year,” said Nesbitt “I wasn’t very efficient. I was panicking. I was definitely fighting demons. I didn’t feel technically good.”
I say Christine shouldn’t be so hard on herself!
Yes it has been a great day for Canada as Candadian speed skater Christine Nesbitt wins the gold!