Sunday, February 19, 2006
Chad Hedrick Interviewed By ESPN
By Robert H. Kelly
In an interview posted today with ESPN, it was stated that USA Olympic gold medalist Chad Hedrick didn’t congratulate 1000 meter gold medalist Shani Davis after his victory on Friday. ESPN also stated that Davis had convincing beat Hendrick in the event.
Checking the official results on Torino Olympic website, http://www.torino2006.org, the margin of Davis’ victory over Hedrick was a scant 56 hundredths of a second. Hedrick finished in sixth place.
What ESPN neglected to mention was that in the 5000 meter event, in which Hedrick won the gold medal, Davis finished in seventh place, 8.40 seconds behind Hedrick.
How can a 56 hundredths of a second be decisive, but 8.40 second not?
Many are raising the question that Hedrick didn’t congratulate Davis on his victory. My question: where was Davis’ congratulation of Hendrick’s performance in the 5000 meters?
Seems to me if you want congratulations, you should give congratulations.
Perhaps Shani needs to look towards himself for the source of his speed skating problems.
This young man and his supporters just don’t get it. My guess is they never will.