January 27, 2022

How Old is Too Old in Women's Figure Skating?: Two of the three American women competing in figure skating at the Winter Olympics next month are older than every gold medalist since 1932 but one. Mariah Bell is 25 and Karen Chen is 22. "I remember the first time someone asked me what it felt like to be a veteran and I was so shocked," Chen said.

posted by rcade to olympics at 01:36 PM - 2 comments

When an Olympic athlete is as young as 15 or 16 it freaks me out a bit. The level of pressure they're put under is so enormous and I wonder what that does to their mental health.

posted by rcade at 03:22 PM on January 27, 2022

Not to mention being preyed upon by coaches, trainers, doctors, etc. along the way.

posted by beaverboard at 04:57 PM on January 28, 2022

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