February 13, 2006
I was just watching the first run of the women's luge, and there was a commentator who revealed that lugers (is that what you call them?) wear lead weights around their hips and bottom. He said that being heavier helps them go faster. A member of the U.S. Women's Luge Team said that she weighed 135 and wore an additional 25 pounds of lead. I'm telling you, there's a place for plus-size women in the Olympics!
Posted by conradb212 at February 13, 2006 04:19 PM