My Olympic hero in the 2010 games in Vancouver is Canada’s Joannie Rochette. The young 24 year old lost her mother to a heart attack earlier in the week and went on to skate masterfully Tuesday in the women’s short program despite her grief.
I don’t know anything about figure skating. The only winter Olympic events I’m interested in are alpine ski racing, hockey and the curling. But I do know something about what makes a true champion. Every successful person I know has told me the same thing: it’s not your successes that make you, it’s how you respond when life knocks you down.
By that measure, Ms Rochette is a true champion.