A neighborhood sports activities anchor in Texas invoked the wrath of the Olympic determine skating group when he advised that the occasion was “not a sport.”
Fox-Four Dallas’ reporter Edward Egros made the assertion by way of Twitter on Monday as skaters were competing on this 12 months’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Egros claimed in a follow-up tweet that determine skating was “too subjective” to “have quantifiable metrics that decide a winner” and so was “an artwork kind.”
“Still, determine skating is absolutely exhausting,” he added.
Egros’ feedback didn’t go over properly with Winter Olympians, previous and current.
Vincent Zhou, who at 17-years-old is Team USA’s youngest Olympian competing on this 12 months’s video games, instructed Egros to “persist with reporting on ‘actual sports activities,’ do your job, and we’ll do ours.”
Zhou’s teammate Chris Knierim agreed:
Retired Canadian determine skater Jeffrey Buttle, who nabbed bronze in the individual men’s event on the 2006 Turin video games in Italy, additionally clapped again.
Egros appeared unfazed by the eye, nonetheless, and caught to his weapons: