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Apolo Anton Ohno takes silver medal

February 13, 2010 |  7:50 pm


American short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno took the silver medal in the men's 1,500 meters Saturday night and teammate J.R. Celski captured the bronze when two competitors crashed on the final turn.

South Korea's Lee Jung-su, who had the lead on the final lap, won the gold medal. Teammates Sung Si-bak and Lee Ho-suk collided when jockeying for position on the final turn, preventing a sweep by the Koreans.

Ohno has now won six medals in Winter Olympic competition, tying with long-track speedskater Bonnie Blair for most by an American.

-- Dan Loumena

Photo: Apolo Anton Ohno reacts after qualifying for the final Saturday night. Credit: Amy Sancetta / Associated Press