We’ve been watching a lot of Olympics… every day. To see Charles Hamelin finally win gold is freakin awesome.
The snake like symbol they gesture at the end of the video is in reference to a secret tactic known as ‘The Cobra’ in which one of the skaters conserves energy during the relay (achieved by the one skater sitting out the odd lap) and then boosts his way to the finish with fresh legs for the last few laps.
It seems obvious, however, no one else did it. Like most great ideas, it’s simple, it works, and everyone else wish they thought of it. Hooray for ‘The Cobra’ – it worked for GOLD.