Here in China, the government-run CCTV stations rule almost every channel. Well, during the Olympics, most of the channels have turned into ESPN of sorts -- running highlight after highlight (especially when China wins).
There's this channel in the hotel room that pretty much keeps looping previous track and field events from around the world. When I couldn't sleep one night, I was watching it and I was struck by the beauty, and the skill of course, of Ms. Blanka Vlasic. You can see her in video below.
She's a 24-year-old high jump queen from Croatia who is the current world champion and it's worth noting that she wears the least amount of fabric she can without it being a wardrobe malfunction.
We're definitely rooting for Blanka, who has to be termed a favorite given her current title and the fact that she has two Olympic Games already on her resume. And when she wins, she does this pretty cool dance that's a nice added value. So next Saturday morning, if you're in a pickle who to root for in the women's high jump, go for Vlasic.