Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Olympics Lists (9 of 10): Athletes from Asian-Pacific Countries, Including one 'Russian'
Here is a list of 10 athletes from Asian-Pacific countries as well as some from countries that are located within the vast Pacific Ocean, which I've only seen one time in San Diego, Calif.:
1) Noriaki Kasai. (pictured) 41, Japan. Men's Ski-jumping. Won silver and bronze.
2) Zang Hong. 25. China. Women's Speed-skating. Won gold.
3) Viktor Ahn (Ahn Hyun-Soo). 28. Russia. Short-track Speed-skating. Won gold and silver. Ahn is actually a South Korean who was offered to be in the Olympics representing Russia, and he won!
4) Lee Sang-hwa. 24. South Korea. Women's Short-track Speed-Skating.
5) Michael Martinez. 17. Philippines. Men's Figure Skating. Martinez has become a social media sensation.
6) Katharine Eustace. 38. New Zealand. Women's Skeleton.
7) Pan-To Barton Lui. 20. Hong Kong. Short-track Speed-Skating. He is the only athlete representing Hong Kong.
8) Lydia Lassila. 32. Australia. Free-style skiing. Won bronze.
9) Jossi Wells. 23. New Zealand. Men's free-style skiing. Ouch! (he finished fourth, the event was won by American David Wise).
10) Mao Asada. 23. Japan. Women's Figure Skating. The event is traditionally the most watched event during the games; competitions starts today.