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Alexei Grishin wins gold in men's aerials, Jeret Peterson of U.S. wins silver

February 25, 2010 |  7:17 pm


Alexei Grishin of Belarus won the gold medal in the men's aerials  Thursday at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, scoring 248.41 points on his two jumps.

Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, in fifth place after the first jump, rallied for a silver with the highest-scoring jump of round two, his "Hurricane" jump, and finished with 247.21 points.

Liu Zhongging of China won the bronze with 242.53 points.

Ryan St. Onge of the U.S. finished in fourth place with 239.93 points.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Jeret Peterson. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press