Jeremy Wotherspoon has blown it again. After his silver medal at the 1998 Nagano games, the Canadian Speedskater has been at the top of Rick Tocchet‘s odds sheet ever since. Yet he continues to disappoint in Olympic competition. The three-time World Cup 500m champion was average at best, finishing ninth today. This comes after he tumbled to the ice in Salt Lake City four years ago when he was also a heavy favourite. American Joey Cheek won the gold with Winnipeg’s Mike Ireland finishing as the top Canadian in seventh spot. The 29-year old Red Deer native Wotherspoon will have one final chance for gold when the 1000 metres is held this Saturday. And just to add to your pressure Jeremy, here’s what some TSN.ca readers back home had to say:
The biggest choker in Canadian olympic history…
What a major league Choker, guy gets so much attention from the press and he absolutely never comes through for Canada.
We should stop wasting money on atheletes like this one, who fail repeatedly.
On a more positive note. For those of you who will be forced into viewings of The Notebook or The Wedding Planner tomorrow evening, you can take refuge in the fact that the puck drops on the mens hockey portion of the Olympics at 5 am Wednesday morning.