Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Progress star of Hannu Manninen

Hannu Manninen is a famous nordic combined athlete from Finland.

While watching nordic combined event on Eurosport last year, the sports commentators often mentioned his name - "Hannu Manninen... Hannu Manninen..." and to me it sounded like "Hanuman" - one of the most popular gods in the Hindu pantheon, a noble hero and great devotee of Lord Rama.

Hannu Manninen's date of birth is 17 April 1978. According to Chinese astrology, he is born in the day of Earth Rooster (ji you 己酉) and he has the rare symbolic star Progress star. For people born in the day of Earth Rooster the Progress star shows big progress in work - they may start from an ordinary level and often unnoticeably for the others they make fast and big progress, which leads to great success in the end.

The nordic combined sport consists of two parts - ski jumping and cross-country skiing. It's interesting to see how the Progress star works nicely for Hannu Manninen: in the first part, during the ski jumping, his results are not the best ones, but later, during the cross-country skiing, he quickly comes from behind and often finishes first. That's the Progress star in action.