Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Olympic Scream Queens

One of my favorite things about watching the Olympics is seeing the unfiltered emotion coming from all the female athletes. Women, all too often in society, are told to strictly monitor their emotions. Don’t be too friendly. Don’t be too cold. Smile. Smile less. Be happy, but not unladylike. Ugh, how I hate the world unladylike. But at the Olympics, women are allowed to express their inner roar. They can yell and scream and howl and ROAR all they want. Sure, it’s sometimes a little easier to spot at the Summer Olympics because there’s so much less clothing. Those big, bulky winter uniforms and helmets and mirrored goggles can make it more challenging to see – but no less satisfying.

So here are some Olympics screams from some very, very talented female athletes – may we see many, many more as the Games go on.

Mirai Nagasu, USA, figure skating

The first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics (and only the third woman overall to land one at the Games – behind Japan’s Midori Ito in 1992 and Mao Asada in 2010 and 2014.

Summer Britcher, USA, luge

The lugers are the athletes I’d most like walking beside me in a dark alley. Just sayin'.

Anastasiya Kuzmina, Slovakia; Anais Bescond, France; Laura Dahlmeier, Germany; biathlon

Those are your silver, bronze and gold medal winners of the 10Km pursuit biathalon(L-R), all thrilled out of their minds. Oh, and they are pretty good in a dark alley, too, what with their sharp shooting.

Nika Kriznar, Slovenia, ski jumping

She came in seventh on the normal hill, but that is a happy, happy seventh.

Chloe Kim, USA, snowboard

A gold medal winner and instant legend at age 17. So, you know, not too shabby.

Ireen Wust, Netherlands, speed skating

How are the out gay ladies doing in Pyeongchang? Well bisexual speed skater Ireen won the gold in the 1,500 – making her the first Winter Olympian to win individual gold medals at four consecutive Games. So pretty well, thanks.

p.s. Because it is also a Tuesday, here’s Ireen in a tank top. For science!

1 comment:

Carmen SanDiego said...

Yes! tank tops for science!
But biathlon really should be sleeping with as many guys and gals as fast as possible. Bet if would get better ratings