February 12, 2006

Grandma Luge.: Anne Abernathy, 52, US Virgin Islands luger is competing in her sixth Olympics. Affectionately nicknamed "Grandma Luge" in recognition of her age, she has broken several records: first in any Olympics to use an onboard camera during a race, first to create a blog during the Games. She races on Monday and Tuesday in her new lime-green suit.

posted by worldcup2002 to other at 11:58 AM - 11 comments

'Grandma Luge' Breaks Wrist in Crash CESANA, Italy - Anne Abernathy, the 52-year-old slider known as "Grandma Luge," broke her right wrist during a crash in practice Sunday and may not compete in the Turin Games.

posted by wingnut4life at 12:39 PM on February 12

(Link to story)

posted by chicobangs at 12:52 PM on February 12

Thanks chico

posted by wingnut4life at 01:06 PM on February 12


posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:23 PM on February 12

Awww man...

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:41 PM on February 12

Darn - I was actually rooting for her to do good. I like a good story and she brings one to the table.

posted by skydivemom at 02:44 PM on February 12

I hope she is able to work through the pain and participate.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:39 PM on February 12

It is a very strange story, yet even funnier.

posted by Joe88 at 09:25 PM on February 12

I'm sorry for what happened but If GRANDMA can't compete we still owe her a standing O because many of us younger than her don't have the Balls to try it.

posted by what the? at 11:15 PM on February 12

She's got Sand.

posted by Hugh Janus at 02:37 PM on February 13

Now many people beleieve that the Lombardi Trophy should have been given to Mick Jagger for dancing like that at age 52. I know a singer who sings and dances like that here, we think he's close to 70. By the way, I know someone who's grandfather died at age 130. He first to came to America in 1846, to California Territory.

posted by Joe88 at 10:52 PM on February 13

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