Have you ever been so passionate about a sport, a hobby or a special talent that you couldn’t help but radiate happiness when doing it?
Lets say that there was a special tournament for your given passion. You know your good. No, you are REALLY good. You practice it every day, all day. It becomes your priority. You know your number one . Wait you THINK you can be number one.
Turns out theres A LOT of number ones, too many.
But to them, it comes easier, even more naturally..
YOU practice harder, study more hours even though you have less time, you live for it. It’s become do important that its even part of who you are. This passion has shaped your life to prioritise it.
Given these circumstances what are you capable of doing in order of being #1.
What would be the prize of your:
I certaintly do NOT consider myself a “ sporty” person, much less a sport fanatic. So, I consider it rather rare that I found myself watching a documentary about two figure skaters wrapped in a huge scandal right before the 1994 Winter Olympics.
“ The Price Of Gold”, is the titled documentary for the storyline behind Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan’s figure skating scandal.
Being completely honest, I really did believe that I was going to fall asleep after a couple of minutes of watching it. Though I really do not have quite the attachment to figure skating, I enjoyed the message behind the documentary. And lets not forget that drama, that makes everything much more interesting.
After almost two decades, different significant reporters from the time talk about the controversial issue between these two very different “star” figure skaters.
Both skaters grew up with very similar backgrounds, both were of very modest upbringings. Nancy mentions that her father had to work three jobs in order to cover her ice skating fees, while Tonya states that she practiced not knowing wether or not she could afford a “next time”.
In the documentary you get to live the journey of both women, as they grow up skating and living in the competition. Though Nancy Kerrigan, denied commenting on the documentary Tonya Harding was indeed featured and she gave her clear negative opinions against Nancy her fellow Olympic team member.
Both gave everything to pursue their dream, they dedicated every second of their time and energy to become number one. But to ONE of them, practicing and focus didn’t seem enough for being golden.
I do not want to give any further spoiler for this emotional documentary, but I do truly recommend this to anyone who is competitive and loves being #1.
In this documentary you will live the lives of two figure skaters who both have the same dreams but follow completely distinct paths.
You will see how one excels and how the others obsession over getting the gold ruins her dreams forever.