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Hunk of the Day: Jeremy Abbott

Jeremy Abbott

Leave it to figure skating to reinvigorate my interest in these Olympic Games in the hostile land of Sochi. Namely, Jeremy Abbott, who suffered a major fall early in his short program last night. He went down hard and grabbed his ribs, stayed down for several seemingly-interminable seconds, then got back up and finished an otherwise-impressive program. It was a lesson in perseverance, an example of sportsmanship, and the mark of a true Olympian. He may not medal or be remembered for his performance, but I’ll take away the inspiration of someone who picked himself up and carried on.

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