Hannah Kearney won the women's moguls skiing event Saturday night, denying the Canadians of their first gold at a home-soil Olympics for the umpteenth time. It totally sucked for Canada. The heavy favorite, Jennifer Heil, is on their squad and she wound up taking silver. Heil didn't really make any mistakes, it's just that Kearney was just as solid and a little faster through the course. The awesomely pink-haired Shannon Bahrke, repping the USA, took the bronze.
The weather on the hill was once again pretty crappy as a mix of snow and rain came in to match the fog already covering the mountain. Just what I want to face when attempting the mogul course! The skiers didn't complain about it hurting the course, but I was happy to watch from the comfort of my warm and cozy living room. You had to feel bad for the Canadian fans braving the elements in the hopes of seeing their team reach the top of the podium. You know they would've loved to get that monkey off their back early in the competition so they can just sit back and enjoy the rest of the Games without having to think about it. They shouldn't give up hope though! Still a lot of chances left for gold!
Don't feel too bad for Heil, she won gold in the games at Turin in 2006. That time Kearney had a horrible early run and finished 26th. So this is sweet sweet redemption. I'm very happy for her. Go Team USA!