Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sasha Artemev.

Forget Michael Phelps. It didn't work out between us; I've moved on.

Meet my new Olympic boyfriend, Sasha Artemev, the cherub-cheeked "dazzling" but "erratic" cleaner-upper for the Men's Gymnastics team.

To give you an idea of why Sasha just blows my mind:

Watch this talented Japanese gymnast on the pommel horse.

Now watch Sasha on the pommel horse. JUST WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!! It will change your life.

No one compares to Sasha. It's madness.


Kim Kasch said...

Sorry - there's no forgetting MP - there hasn't been anyone like him since Spitz and that was a loooong time ago.

pacatrue said...

The kid's got some speed on that thing, but his strength pales in comparison to me.

moonrat said...

well, obviously, paca.

writtenwyrdd said...

For me, it's merely a question of what I feel like for dinner: Swimmer or gymnast? All delish, lol.

Froog said...

It's useful to get these updates on the big new stars of these Games, because on Chinese TV there's just about zero coverage of anything that doesn't result in medals for China.

I know most national TV stations are similarly egocentric about events like this, but China really takes it to a whole new level. I haven't seen a complete race from the swimming events or any men's gymnastics all week!

Jennifer L. Griffith said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this. I only get fuzzy cbs and abc, so no nbc to watch this amazing stuff. Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Go Sasha. I am forever changed.

Alice Kildaire said...

that's just friggin' incredible! And what a cutie!!

pacatrue said...

Yeah, largely the same thing on the American side, froog. Yahoo's front page keeps a running top athletes thing, and apparently 92% of all top athletes at the games are American. Which is odd since the Chinese have more golds than anyone so far.

Anonymous said...

Finally got to watch the videos. There really is no comparison between the two gymnasts in the videos, is there?


You'll laugh at this word veri:

angelle said...

my heart is with chen yibing, the chinese guy that DIDNT win all-around. hes so adorable.

go yang wei!

sorry, im all about china in gymnastics.

cinitrom said...

Ah, I'm quite glad I'm not the only one who pretty much fell in love with Sasha Artemev after watching him on pommel horse. Cool shit, that. And pommel horse isn't generally a high-scoring event, even... It's very neat.

(The irony of it all is that 95% of the time? I'm a lesbian.)