Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Small Advantages, Big Wins; Feb 28, 2006

By Seth Jayson (TMF Bent) February 28, 2006

One of the most sobering lessons you learn by watching the Olympics is just how small the difference is between winning and losing. In most timed events, there's less than a second between glory and anonymity. Italian speed skater Enrico Fabris beat American favorite Shani Davis by a mere 0.16 seconds over 1,500 meters. But that's a lifetime compared with other races. On the mountain, in the men's super giant slalom, Kjetil Aamodt beat Hermann Maier by 0.13 seconds. In the men's giant slalom, Benjamin Raich won by a mere 0.07 seconds.

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Dah Hui Lau (David)

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