Saturday, August 28, 2004

I know somebody who can kick your ass

A friend of mine, Chinedum Osuji, competed in the Olympics today, in the under-80 kg weight category in Taekwondo. Unfortunately, he lost his first match, but he lost it to a worthy opponent -- the guy he lost to went on to the semi-finals and missed winning the bronze medal by a single point. Taekwondo is funny like that -- if you lose, you always want the guy who beat you to do really well, so you feel like you didn't lose to a nobody. Not that there are any nobodies competing in the Olympics, of course.

So, bummer for Chinedum, but the most important thing is that he is/was good enough to be there and compete. That's something very, very few people can say.


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