With thanks to a disqualification of a Chinese short track speedskater, Apolo Anton Ohno won a gold medal in yesterday's 500m final. Ohno had finished 3rd in the semifinals where only the top two advance, but officials ruled that he was impeded by Li JiaJun. In the finals, Ohno jumped to the front after the start and never trailed - only looking back to see where the competition was. He defeated a tough field which included his rival from South Korea, Ahn Hyun Soo who finished 3rd. Shortly after the 500, Ohno and his American teammates won bronze in the team 5,000m relay.
And no Olympic summary would be complete without more news about Bode Miller and his unsuccessful attempts at a medal on the ski slopes. In his final change for a medal at the 2006 Games, Miller couldn't even finish the first of two runs in the men's slalom event. All he managed to do was complete less than 20 seconds of the course. Miller, was considered to have a chance in all five events he skied in the Olympics, but nothing quite panned out. No matter how over-hyped, it's a little surprising how poorly Miller did in Torino. After his performance at the Olympics, Gothamist is curious as to how Miller will fare in the rest of the World Cup ski season.
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