Your Olympic Babe O’ The Day

Meet Victoria Rodriguez Lopez, a 30-year old speed skater from Argentina. You wouldn’t think Argentina would be a hot bed of ice skating, because it isn’t. Victoria does most of her practicing on roller blades, because Argentina does not have an ice rink in the entire country. So, she had to travel to Salt Lake City to practice on ice.

Victoria was annoyed at all the traveling, so she eventually bought a home in Salt Lake City to continue her training. Um, for skating, not bikini modeling. Victoria also competes in inline speed skating, and has won three bronze medals at the world championships, two in 2009 and one in 2015.

In Beijing, she will be the first-ever speed skater to represent Argentina at the Olympic Winter Games.

Victoria won a 500m bronze medal at the 2021 Four Continents Championships: ‚ÄúThis bronze medal is very important for me and for my family, because they helped me a lot. And I’m very proud.”

Victoria’s event is for distance skating, not the short track speed skating I posted a few days ago. She competed in the Women’s 500m, but sadly came in thirtieth out of thirty. It’s okay, though, because she’s crazy stupid hot.

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Sunday Services are back, and it’s ladies night here at the Corral. Today’s profile is U.S. Olympic speed skater Joey Mantia.

Joey Mantia (born February 7, 1986) is an American speed skating Olympian, 28-time world champion, and world record holder. Apart from his world titles, he won two gold medals at the 2003 Pan American Games and a further gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games, and won the American Speed Skater of the Year award three times in a row, in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and the 2007 Elmer Ringeisen Sportsmanship Award.

As of January 7, 2010, Mantia held the world records for the road race over 500 m (38.6 seconds), 10,000 m (13 minutes, 46.801 seconds) and 20,000 m (28 minutes, 56.189 seconds), and the world records for the track race over 300 m (24.250 seconds) and 15,000 m (22 minutes, 32.644 seconds).

Mantia just barely missed out on a bronze medal in the 1000m yesterday. There are more photos below the fold…

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Your Olympic Babe O’ The Day

Today’s babe is a wonderfully talented Dutch treat: Netherlands speed skater Suzanne Schulting.

Suzanne Schulting (born 25 September 1997) is a Dutch short track speed skater. She competed in the women’s 500 metres at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Schulting started doing short track speed skating when she was 8 years old, in Thialf, Heerenveen. She won the gold medal in the 1500m event at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Sofia.[2] She studies at the NTI Leiden. At the 2018 Winter Olympics she won a bronze medal in the 3000 metre relay.

Suzanne won the gold medal in the 1000m yesterday to complement her bronze medal in the relay. There are more photos below the fold…

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Your Olympic Babe O’ The Day

Today’s Olympic babe is 23-year old Estonian speed skater Saskia Alusalu. Saskia competes in traditional speed skating, as opposed to short track.

Saskia Alusalu (born 14 April 1994) is an Estonian speed skater. Alusalu represents Estonia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Alusalu was Estonias’s flag bearer at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Had I watched the Opening Ceremonies, I probably would have noticed her waving the Estonian flag. I also would have noticed my blood rushing to my nether-regions.

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