If you watched women’s Olympic downhill skiing yesterday, you understand why Emily Brydon and her fellow competitors might think such a thing. We saw again the awesome difference strength can make in sports, seemingly almost any sport. The Vancouver Sun makes clear what sets Lindsey Vonn apart:
The fact is, Vonn, an analytical perfectionist whose size and strength – she’s [5-10 and 165 pounds] – allows her to race on more forgiving men’s skis, is just too powerful, too innately talented to be caught when she’s on her game, shin bruise or not.
Congratulations to Lindsey Vonn and to Julia Mancuso!