Michelle Rzepk

Semi-glory at the Olympics


This must have been a glorious moment for the U.S. women's speedskating relay team. They finished last and won a medal.

This was the four-team finale, meaning that only one team would fail to win a medal. The Americans promptly finished fourth.

Then the South Koreans were disqualified, nudging the Americans to bronze. It kind of reminded me of "Little Miss Sunshine," when Abigail Breslin finished second in a two-girl contest. When the winner was disqualified, she celebrated: "I won, I won, I won."