Friday, February 26, 2010

Day to be proud

I don't get to be proud of my country often, but today I am beaming. Belarus finally won an Olympic GOLD medal, for the first time ever at the Winter Games!!! And at a sport I really enjoy watching - freestyle aerials.

We were so disappointed to see the world leader (another reason to be proud as he is also from Belarus!) not even qualify due to a daredevil jump and no landing... And yet, yesterday, Alexei Grishin did us all proud! Of course, given a stupid snow storm, we didn't get to see it (yet another pro for cable versus satellite TV), but nonetheless, this win also marks another first - first time Belarussian athletes will bring home more than 3 medals!

Way to go guys (and girls)!