A smart ass comment went across Twitter about Patrick today …
“That he had the Gold medal on a platter, and he took the platter.”
People did not like that at all, especially from the person who dished out the insult.
Patrick has always been the underdog. For many years, his skating was not stellar all the time. And wins were hit and miss, however successful he has become going into the games. He has struggled and that is nothing new.
Sometimes he had it when it counted, and other times, he just could not cut a break. Skating is a cumulative sport. You build and you grow. You get confident with your skating and you do well. It just seems to me that another Olympics and Patrick came in second.
Even without Russian star power, the gold was up for grabs. I have been a watcher of skating for a long time.
We got a medal at least, Silver was the best we could get this time around.
We shouldn’t be so harsh on our athletes, because only the best make it this far to prove what they have on the world stage. And I wonder if Patrick left some of his umph in the locker room.
Well done Patrick. You did your best.