first evgeni plushenko injured his back during warm-ups, so he was forced to withdraw. the russian crowd was devastated. this was to be the final performance of his olympic career. you can read more about that HERE.
then, as if things could get any more dramatic, the next skater on the ice, american jeremy abbot, fell hard on his hip and crashed into the endboards. how he managed to drag himself up and continue his program is far far beyond my non-athletic mind. the cheering supportive crowd, who don't usually make so much noise when non-russians skate, probably helped. i loved them for that.
then teenager yuzuru hanyu from japan comes along and wins the gold. riveting must-see tv!
that's how my saturday's shaping up so far. sochi olympics figure skating catch-up. sketchbook play is next up on the agenda. it's a 3 day weekend. i'm ready to make the most of every second.