Apolo Ohno has extended his recorded medal count to eight as part of the U.S. mens 5,000-meter short-track speedskating relay bronze medal winning team. Canada took the gold, while South Korea won the silver. Ohno became the most-decorated U.S. Winter Olympian when he picked up his seventh medal earlier at the Vancouver Games. The award also guarantees the U.S. will win more medals than it ever has at a single Winter Olympics.
Vonn Crashes In Final Event
Lindsey Vonns Olympic run is over. Vonn crashed after losing her footing during her first run of the slalom today. She still leaves Vancouver with a gold medal from the womens downhill and a bronze from the super-G. Germanys Maria Riesch went on to win the gold, Austrias Marlies Schild captured silver and the Czech Republics Sarka Zahrobska won bronze.
Americans Assured Of Medal In Team Pursuit
The American men upset the Netherlands in the second semifinal heat of the mens short-track speedskating team pursuit, and assured themselves of a medal. The team took the semifinal home in a time of three-minutes, 42.71 seconds, four-tenths of a second ahead of the Dutch team. In Saturday nights final, the U.S. will face Canada, which set an Olympic record in its semifinal heat.
Sweden Wins Womens Curling Gold
Sweden won its second straight gold medal in womens curling Friday, beating host nation Canada at Vancouver Olympic Centre. Trailing 6-4 heading into the final end, the Swedes scored two points in the 10th to tie the match at six. Sweden then scored in the 11th end to pull out a 7-6 victory over the Canadians. Earlier Friday, China cruised past Switzerland 12-6 to win the bronze medal.
Holcomb, US Look For History In 4-Man Bobsled
USA-1 pilot Steven Holcomb set a track record in the first head of the four-man bobsled competition at the Whistler Sliding Centre, and broke it on the second heat. The U.S. is in first place, four-tenths of a second ahead of Lyndon Rush and Canada-1. A win for the Americans in this event would bring the country its first gold medal since Francis Tyler won in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1948. The final two heats are scheduled for today.
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