This is something I posted years ago. As I reconstruct the blog, there are certain things I want to have front & center; this is one of them.
This is the gold medal run Franz Klammer made in the 1976 Winter Olympics, the same year Dorothy Hamill won the gold in ladies figure skating. I was 13 going on 14 when I saw this live, and it's something I never, ever forgot; it's one of my favorite memories.
What I liked and admired about Klammer's run is that he flat out WENT for it; he was going to win, or he was going to die trying! All through the run, he's on the edge, the edge of disaster. What's even more impressive is that he did this using the old, heavy wooden skis! He didn't have the modern, composite wonders today's skiers have. Imagine what Klammer could have done with modern skis and training techniques?
I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did. Whether it's the first time you saw this, or you're seeing it again, I hope you enjoyed it. Have a good day now...