Monday, February 15, 2010

Speed skating 3000 m: gold for Martina Sáblíková

There are 1 million registered speed skaters in the world. Approximately one third of them live in the Netherlands. Only 70 of them - 70 ppm - are Czech. Using the anthropic principle, they can exclude the gold medal for the Czech Republic at a 99.993% confidence level.

But Ms Martina Sáblíková (22) cares neither about the anthropic junk science nor about the humiliation of her trainings (and national championships) on a frozen pond. She simply moves in the right way and confirms the proper textbook science in almost every race she participates in. The textbook science says that she's the best female speed skater in the world. With the new record of the place, 4:02.53 [12.37 m/s in average], she has safely obliterated her competitors in the 3000 m women's speed skating event. Congratulations to her and her important coach, Mr Petr Novák!

Later, she added a bronze from 1500 meters and another gold from 5000 meters.

Meanwhile, Slovakia has already earned a gold medal, too. It means that both Czechia and Slovakia are among the top 7 teams in Vancouver 2010, a temporary situation that is unlikely to last. Slovakia has imported Ms Anastasia Shipulina of Russia, rebranded her as Anastasia Kuzminová, and she won the women's biathlon. That helped to mask the devastating 0-to-18 loss of the Slovak female ice-hockey team against Canada. ;-)

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