Snowboarding Medal For Canada!

Mike Robertson of Canmore, Alberta has won Canada’s fourth medal, a silver in snowboarding.

Pretty soon I’m going to need a calculator to keep track of all the medals the Canadian Olympians are going to win.

I know Canmore pretty well. For a few years I drove tractor-trailer once a week out of Calgary to Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and various little places nearby, delivering groceries into stores and hotels for a company called Associated Grocers. Every day would be a different part of central and southern Alberta for me.

The work was way too hard.

But Canmore is really beautiful, kind of a working-class Banff.

Hurray for Mike Robertson. Snowboarding is a sport I’ve never done and chances are never will now. Anyway, I have to concentrate on being a gymnast and full-contact curler and probably don’t have the time.

4 thoughts on “Snowboarding Medal For Canada!”

  1. Was it just me or did it seem like Robertson slowed down near the stretch after gaining what appeared to be a comfortable lead? Maybe he decided to play it safe and not spill out? Then at the very last jump the American flew past him to take the gold out of his hands. Thrilling race in any event and a great performance by Mike Robertson. Congratulations.

  2. Hi Danno. Robertson said afterward he blew the last hill but I didn’t see it even after watching it a couple of times later. He had a great lead and the guy caught him. But like I say, he said he didn’t hit the last hill properly but it was invisble to me. That’s why I’m not a snowboarder, only a gymnast and full-contact curler.

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