January 10, 2013

A speedy player

Spanish version: El deportista veloz

 The other day, in an interview to a television channel, the famous rugby player Richie McCaw, the current captain of the All Blacks, New Zealand's rugby team, has made some startling statements: 'The day before yesterday I was 31, and next year I will be 34'.
No doubt Richie McCaw is a very quick sportsman, but not enough to meet the years as fast as he says.

Or do you think he may be telling the truth?

 It seems incredible, pero his statements are true.

First, we must know that Richie McCaw was born on December  31, 1980.

And we have to keep in mind that the interview took place on January 1, 2013.

So when he says 'yesterday', he is referring to 2 days before January 1, that is December 30, when he still was 31. The day before the interview, December 31, turned 32.

During this year 2014, on December 31, he will be 33.

And 'next year', on December 31, he turns 34.

So it was true what he said in his interview. A speedy player in the pitch and in celebrating his birthdays!

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