Thursday, 2 August 2012


Japanese Kohei Uchimura, the gold medallist of the
individual all-round gymnastics.
I was on the phone to my mum yesterday. We were talking about everything and nothing and then we were talking about the Olympics. I told her what channel she could see the gymnastics on without any commercial breaks and from that moment we were basically talking to each other about the same thing we saw on telly.

I then said to her: do you know what really bugs me with the men? And she answers: the underarm hair of some of those men! Apparently I am not the only person who gets bugged by that. Now, let me get one thing straight. I hugely admire those men swinging and showing their strength and tumbling and all. I couldn't do that in a million years. But come on!

Now, I have noticed it is mostly the Japanese gymnasts sporting an underarm bush. They are not the only ones, there are several more, but the Japanese have black hair and it just looks terrible. I noticed it a few months back during the World Champions I think, and I found it very distracting. I wonder how the judges can judge with all that hair smack bang in the middle of the screen.

Anyway, just a little thought...


  1. Now I shall be fixated on underarms . . . I much prefer the women's gymnastics, particularly the rhythmic gymnastics.

  2. You're so funny, Mara. I would never have thought of it. Now, like Janice at Jabblog, I'll be thinking about it.

  3. Yeah, it bothers me too especially on the Japanese -- not to mention their hair styles. No, I'm not being politically incorrect, I'm just stating an opinion. Their athletic skills are spectacular.

  4. I agree totally. I could not believe how their underarm hair stood out compared to the others!


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