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    Apollo Ohno wins Silver & JR Celski wins Bronze

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    Apollo Ohno wins Silver & JR Celski wins Bronze

    Post  prinze on Thu 18 Feb 2010, 9:34 am

    American speedskater JR Celski won his first Olympic medal after crashing last fall and suffering a deep cut on his leg. He was not even expected to be competing in these Olympic games because of that nasty injury. I think this will be one of the most memorable moments of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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    Apollo Ohno wins Silver & JR Celski wins Bronze

    Post  Calibabe on Thu 18 Feb 2010, 3:30 pm

    prinze wrote:American speedskater JR Celski won his first Olympic medal after crashing last fall and suffering a deep cut on his leg. He was not even expected to be competing in these Olympic games because of that nasty injury. I think this will be one of the most memorable moments of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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    I saw the injury that Celski had and he wound up slicing his femoral artery, the largest artery in the body. You can literally bleed out within minutes. Next to seeing a hockey player having a similar accident a few years ago--he had gone into the boards and another guy kind of lost his balance and the skate came up and got him in the neck. Thankfully he had the presence of mind to take his glove, which is pretty thick and placed it against his neck and started to skate over to his bench. You could see the blood literally dotting the ice as he was going over. By the time he got to the bench the trainer met him and just grabbed a handful of towels and I believe that the arena also had an ambulance onsite and they immediately took him to a medical center. It was a nasty, nasty injury. Same thing with Celski. The kid has really impressed me.

    As for Apollo Ohno, he is without a doubt the best short track skater I have ever seen. It is almost like it is effortless for him to skate. When other skaters are putting their hands on the ice going into turns he still has his hand clasped on his back. He just truly has an unbelievable talent and I believe he will get gold again in these Olympics.

    Was glad to see our girls, Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso, get gold and silver in downhill skiing. Vonn, even with an injured shin just flew down that hill. Most gutsy run I have seen by a skier. Three other skiers also took some nasty falls.

    Tonight will be the mens skating and we stand a really good chance to medal, maybe even gold, which would be great. Plushanko is one of the best mens figure skaters I have ever watched. His combination jumps are just amazing to watch. He makes it look effortless, which I know it isn't. Same with Evan Lysacek from the US. He really skated a great short program. He and Plushanko are separated by .05 as far as the point go so that is really, really close. Will be interesting to see how all goes tonight.
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    Re: Apollo Ohno wins Silver & JR Celski wins Bronze

    Post  prinze on Fri 19 Feb 2010, 7:52 am

    Calibabe wrote:
    prinze wrote:American speedskater JR Celski won his first Olympic medal after crashing last fall and suffering a deep cut on his leg. He was not even expected to be competing in these Olympic games because of that nasty injury. I think this will be one of the most memorable moments of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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    I saw the injury that Celski had and he wound up slicing his femoral artery, the largest artery in the body.

    JR Celski almost sliced his femoral artery. The blade came within 1 inch of cutting that artery.
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    Apollo Ohno Wins 7th Medal - Now Holds Winter Olympic Record

    Post  prinze on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 8:02 am

    Super 7: Ohno wins 1000m bronze Skater is now the most decorated U.S. winter Olympian in history

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Few thrills, no spills, just a slip in the corner that nearly cost Apolo Ohno a place in history.

    Ohno's own mistake dropped him to last place with three laps remaining in the short track 1000m final Saturday night, trailing the South Koreans and two Canadian brothers.

    With the gold and silver out of reach, Ohno scooted furiously past Charles Hamelin and Francois Hamelin to earn a bronze, making him the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian with seven career medals.

    "I really had to fight," he said. "I can't wait to watch the tape and see how I came back from last place to win bronze."

    Lee Jung-Su of South Korea won his second gold in Vancouver and teammate Lee Ho-Suk earned the silver. The Koreans claimed four of the six short track medals awarded.

    "Once I advanced to the front, all I could think of was just staying there," Lee Jung-Su said through a translator.

    Ohno's seventh medal broke a tie with long track speed skater Bonnie Blair. He now has two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in his three Olympic appearances. The skater from Seattle already earned a silver in the 1500m last weekend.

    "I'm very happy for Apolo's accomplishment," Blair said in a statement from Pacific Coliseum, where she was on hand to watch the race.

    "It's a great feat for him, US Speedskating, and the United States of America. We hope that more kids will see his accomplishments and want to try our great sport that has been so good to us and taught us so much about what it takes to be successful in life."

    Also attending was the star of the Beijing Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps, who won a total of 14 gold medals over two Summer Games.

    Ohno wasn't quite ready to brand himself the most decorated American in Winter Games history.

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    Friday Night - 8th Medal?

    Post  prinze on Thu 25 Feb 2010, 9:20 am

    Apollo Ohno has a chance to win an 8th medal on Friday night. I hope he wins the gold medal. I wish JR Celski was competing on Friday. That would be cool to see Apollo and JR standing next to each other on the medal stand at the medal ceremony late Friday night.

    Apollo Ohno and JR Celski knew each other growing up in Seattle. JR Celski's older brother was good friends with Apollo. Apollo Ohno is 27 and JR Celski is 19 years old.

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