Vancouver Games: Day 9
Shani Davis, the world record holder in the 1,500, won a second consecutive silver in the Olympic event, his 1:46.10 falling just shy of the 1:45.57 turned in by gold medalist Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands.
Mark Tuitert came into the 1,500 ranked only fifth on the World Cup circuit, but said "It all came together in this race."
Apolo Anton Ohno maneuvered past two skaters on the final lap to win a bronze medal in the short-track 1,000-meter, making him the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian -- with 7.
Ohno's seventh career medal broke a tie with long-track speedskater Bonnie Blair. He now has two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in his three Olympic appearances. The skater from Seattle earned a silver in the 1,500 last weekend.
Lee Jung-su (far left) of South Korea won his second gold in Vancouver, this time in the short-track 1,000-meter, and teammate Lee Ho-suk earned the silver. The Koreans claimed four of the six short track medals awarded.
In the women's 1,500 final, Zhou Yang of China easily won the gold medal ahead of Lee Eun-byul of South Korea, who earned the silver. Park Seung-hi of South Korea took the bronze. American Katherine Reutter was fourth.
Allison Baver of the U.S. (153) and Aika Klein of Germany crashed in the women's 1,500, with Baver advancing to the next heat.
Lindsey Vonn finished two spots and 0.74 behind gold medalist Andrea Fischbacher of Austria in the super-G for a record seventh U.S. Alpine medal. She plans to race in Wednesday's giant slalom and Friday's slalom, the last two women's events.
"Once I passed the tricky sections, I think I let off the gas pedal a little bit. I just didn't continue with that aggression all the way to the finish," Lindsey Vonn said. "That's where I lost the race."
Andrea Fischbacher (pictured) turned in what pretty much everyone was calling the run of her life, in 1 minute, 20.14 seconds to win the super-G. Tina Maze was 0.49 slower and earned Slovenia's first silver in any sport at a Winter Olympics.
Alla Tsuper of Belarus won the qualifying for women's freestyle aerials.
Defending champion Evelyn Leu of Switzerland fell on her second of two jumps in the qualifying round of freestyle aerials and did not make the final 12.
No American woman had advanced past qualifying in freestyle aerials since 1998. This time, three made it to Wednesday's final: Emily Cook, Lacy Schnoor (pictured) and 16-year-old Ashley Caldwell.
Germany's Andre Lange was the leader at the halfway point of the two-man bobsled event.
There were four crashes on the first day of bobsled competition, including one involving Canada's top sled.
American Steve Holcomb was in fourth place at the midway point of the two-man bobsled, just 0.12 from medal contention.
Switzerland's Simon Ammann won the large hill to become the first ski jumper with four individual Olympic titles.
Polish veteran Adam Malysz took silver in the large hill ski jump, and 20-year-old Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer earned bronze -- the exact same finish as in the normal hill jump a week ago.