A gentleman driver
Original post made by John Naber on Feb 28, 2010
When I watched the television replay of his team's victory, Steven answered every question with grace and propriety, and I was particularly struck by his statement that they had "a great push and a good drive". He was giving most of the credit to his pushers, while retaining only a modicum of honor for himself. In fact, he reminded me of a ship's captain, willing to take the responsibility of his duty, and to share the celebration with the crew. Even his Hulky dance was restrained an example of jubilation.
As an Olympian, I look for more than athletic excellence in my Olympic heroes. I look for a role model. I think I found one in Steve.
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