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: “This 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.
There are more photos below the fold…