Leaps and Bounds

by wjw on February 20, 2010

Watching the skating at the Winter Olympics while improving my vocabulary. I’ve learned that many of the jumps are named after the person who invented them. The lutz is named after Alois Lutz, the walley after Nate Walley, the axel after Axel Paulson, and the salchow after Ulrich Salchow.

And the toe loop, of course, is named after the great British amateur, Sir Basil Toe-Loop.

Wildheit February 20, 2010 at 8:46 am

Makes one wonder what kind of nasty "the paulson" means in whatever language or dialect

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