Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Why don't you build her up...

instead of criticizing her, not looking her in the eye, and showing her that she's not important?

"Jenn Stuczynski will make the first Olympic appearance of her career in Beijing. Although she has competed internationally for just three years, the Fredonia N.Y. native has become one of the premier pole vaulters in the world and is one of only three women ever to clear 16-feet in the event."

You can find the full bio on her at msnbc's olympic site here.

She went head to head with the raining pole vaulting champion and world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva from Russia. Yelena edged her out and set another world record, but Jenn is going home with the silver medal. Awesome!! And you'd expect her coach to be oh so proud and full of hugs and congratulations, right? Yeah. Wrong. See the video here.

What a jerk. I'd say fire your coach and find someone who's a bit more encouraging.


Leslie Hutchins said...

I saw that as well, and I felt it was very uncalled for. What a shame someone can make something so positive be viewed negativly.