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“Oh wait, bobsleigh, bobSLEIGH!!!” cried Group Soccer’s Ellie Shechet because the timer ran out, solidifying a stable, however not profitable, efficiency in Wednesday’s competitors.
The Olympians from Groups Beer, Wings, Soccer, and Franzen had been tasked with naming as many Winter Olympics sports activities as attainable in 60 seconds (which is definitely quite a bit longer than you’d suppose). The principles had been made clear to the individuals earlier than the timed trial started: solely sports activities listed by the official Olympics web site rely; every competitor might additionally earn as much as 5 bonus factors by naming particular person occasions.
In whole, there are 15 sports activities within the Winter Olympics: Alpine snowboarding, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross nation snowboarding, curling, determine skating, freestyle snowboarding, ice hockey, luge, nordic mixed, quick observe pace skating, skeleton, ski leaping, snowboard, and pace skating.
Group Wings’ Wealthy Juzwiak maintained a snug lead all through the 60 seconds, after boasting that he had “studied.” He efficiently named all 15 sports activities, and earned 4 bonus factors. His one-point loss was on account of his citing Snowboarding: “Snowstyle” as an occasion.
However then the competitors bought attention-grabbing, and ethically difficult. Group Beer’s Prachi Gupta, Group Franzen’s Stassa Edwards, and Shechet all scored 16 factors whole, however the breakdown—and the breakdown is essential—is how the medals shall be divvied up. Gupta named 14 winter sports activities, lacking solely biathlon, and obtained two bonus factors for pairs skating and ice dancing. Shechet named 12 winter sports activities, spent the second 30 seconds of her timed trial saying, “Uhhhhh fuck… ice dancing… women’s… [laughter]… oh god… some other kind of skiing.” She additionally efficiently named 4 occasions, together with “women’s halfpipe” and “men’s halfpipe.”
Edwards named solely 11 sports activities, however obtained 5 bonus factors. She additionally obtained character factors from me for posing each single occasion as a proposition, as in: “Ice hockey seems to be a sport… I feel like ice dancing maybe… slalom is a real thing… you could say women’s single skating.”
Gold medal: Wealthy Juzwiak, Group Wings
Silver medal: Prachi Gupta, Group Beer
Bronze medal: Ellie Shechet, Group Soccer
Failed to position: Stassa Edwards, Group FranzenRelated youtube video: (not from post)