Exclusive Olympic Images, Day 9

It was Korea and China all the way on Saturday night at men’s 1,000-metre and women’s 1,500-metre short track. For the women, Yang Zhou showed remarkable stamina in her gold-medal finish, breaking existing records for this distance. Second and third place went to Koreans Eun-Byui Lee and Seung-Hi Park; the strategy that night to break up the Koreans around the track never materialized. Canadian hopeful Tania Vicent ran out of steam and finished last.

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In men’s short track, again it was the Korean powerhouse to beat, this time Jung-Su Lee and Ho-Suk Lee, two aggressive skaters who couldn’t be separated at the end, leaving American Apolo Ohno with bronze, a seventh medal for his hardware chest and the highest number (if not the most valuable) in Winter Olympics history. The Great Canuck Hopes, the Hamelin brothers (François and Charles) rounded out the finals, but didn’t make the podium.


See the Olympic Games day by day

Day 16: Canada vs. USA (Men’s gold)
Day 14: Canada vs. USA (Women’s)
Day 11: Sweden vs. Finland (Men’s)
Day 10: Canada vs. USA (Men’s—preliminaries)
Day 7: Canada vs. Switzerland, plus Norway vs. USA (men’s)


Day 15: Men’s and women’s shorttrack, feat. Charles Hamelin
Day 13: Women’s 5,000m longtrack, feat. Clara Hughes
Day 9: Men’s 1,000m, feat. Apolo Ohno; women’s 1500m, feat. Yang Zhou
Day 5: Women’s 500m


Day 6: Men’s halfpipe, feat. Shaun White
Day 2: Women’s moguls, feat. Jennifer Heil
Day 1: Luge and ski jump


Day 12: Women’s short program, feat. Joannie Rochette
Day 8: Pairs ice dance, feat. Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier
Day 4: Pairs, feat. Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo
Day 3: Practice at the new Trout Lake rink, feat. Daisuke Takahashi