Obama to the rescue after stage fall

Last updated 11:46 10/06/2014
Obama to the rescue
Reuters Zoom
Down she goes - quick, POTUS to the rescue!

Falling for the president

Related Links

Obama to the rescue

Relevant offers


Bolivian women arrested for alleged Facebook baby sale Donald Trump denies mocking reporter with a disability Barack Obama saves another turkey in Thanksgiving tradition Fence-jumper triggers lockdown at the White House Thanksgiving advertising can make turkeys out of US brands New York's Thanksgiving parade draws huge crowd amid tight security Donald Trump blasted after allegedly mocking reporter with disability Florida Facebook killer found guilty of second-degree murder US president Barack Obama jokes about presidential race at turkey pardoning Man pleads guilty to stealing human brains from medical museum

Anyone who has ever worn heels knows what a fraught exercise it can be to negotiate the world strapped into a pair of tiny stilts.
Perhaps for no one is this truer than basketball player Stefanie Dolson, who lost her balance and fell off the raised bench she was standing on behind none other than the leader of the Free World.
President Obama was conducting one of the more mundane tasks he is beholden to as America's president and giving a speech at the White House to honour the men's and women's basketball teams of the University of Connecticut.
Both teams won titles at this year's NCAA championships, only the second time a school has won both titles.
Teammates looked on unimpressed when the 198cm (6'5" in the old money) player tumbled from the risers. Her basketballer's agility clearly came in handy - she managed to avoid a total faceplant.
Obama, ever the gentleman, rushed to Dolson's aid to make sure she had survived her ordeal unscathed. Dolson was uninjured, at least physically, although it's likely her pride has been irreparably bruised.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content