Olympics, Summer, Apolo Ohno

Apolo Ohno Takes Bronze in Men's 1000M Short Track, Sets U.S. Winter Olympics Record

2/20/10 in Olympics, Summer   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Apolo Ohno took bronze in the men's 1000M short track.  It wasn't easy, as he was in second, tried to make a move for the lead and lost his balance thanks to a little push from one of the 2 Canadian brothers Hamelin whom he was sandwiched between at the time.  That allowed the 2 Koreans in the final event to take the top 2 spots.  Apolo fell back to 5th out of 5 skaters, but regrouped and came back to take the bronze by completing the pass of the Hamelin brothers on the final lap.  It's Ohno's 7th career Olympic medal, which puts him on top of Bonnie Blair by 1 for the most medals by a U.S. Olympian in the Winter Olympics!  Congrats to Ohno, who did it with Bonnie Blair herself in attendance.

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