The Chinese Olympic organizers thought it would be a kick to play the theme song at the beginning of each polo match.* Petri rather likes the touch:
“It kind of fires me up. I feel like a shark.”
And that's why she's an Olympian and I'm not.
*They also have an old lady who goes around the beach volleyball courts to catch the moths that gather at the night games. She is called Ms. Bug Catcher.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Why I'm not an Olympic athlete
If I were to hear the theme from Jaws when I got into the pool, I'd look around for the fin signaling the approach of my death. When Heather Petri, a member of the US water polo team, hears this music, she feels like a shark.
Thought up fresh by Yvonne Rathbone at 5:53 PM