Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More on Nicole Bobek

Very good, long article at ESPN about the rise and fall of former national figure skating champion, Nicole Bobek.

Why do some people rise above their upbringing and circumstances and some don't? And why do I care so much and feel so much compassion for Nicole Bobek when all I want to do is slap Tonya Harding?

Nelson: Sour times for America's ex-sweetheart

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  1. Well, I can't speak for you, but I guess I see Tonya as having accomplished so much (first triple axel, national champ, world silver medal, serious gold-medal contender in '92) and then thrown it away via her collusion in the knee-bashing incident. Whereas I guess I see Nicole as having glimpses of brilliance, but never quite getting there.