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For once, a grizzled 'veteran' will likely skate to gold

Updated: February 22, 2006, 2:54 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

TORINO, Italy -- It's an unforgiving sport when you refer to yourself as the "team grandma" at age 21.

"Ice is maintenance," Sasha Cohen said of an ice pack on her inner right thigh Tuesday night. "When you get to be my age, with six or seven years competing at the senior level, you have to take care of your body. It's not brand new."

Cohen holds a slim lead in the women's figure skating event after Tuesday's short program, but what is more important is the likelihood ...

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