Olympian short track racer, Apolo Ohno snatched the silver medal in Saturday nightâ€™s 1500 meter race.Â Ohno, with a total of 6 medals, now is tied Olympian Bonnie Blair for most medals won by a U.S. Winter Olympics athlete.Â Lee Jung-Su of Korea won the gold medal last night after two of his teammates clipped each other during the race and took themselves out with a crashing exit.
Ohno came close to being disqualified in last nights semifinal race.Â If you missed the race last night, Ohno held himself to the back of the racing line for the first few laps.Â As the racers approached the halfway point in the game Ohno made his slick skating moves, seeking every opportunity to gain leeway.Â Coming down to end of the race while Ohno tried to pass one of the Korean team members, it looked like nudging took place between the two of them but a disqualification was not called.
Ohno has won 2 golds, 2 silver and 2 bronze metals thus far in his Olympic career.Â He has three more events to compete in, two individual races and one relay race.
Ohno was born and raised in Seattle, just 3 hours south of Vancouver.Â He was inspired to return back to the Olympics to compete in a place that was so close to home.Â
Â After day 1 of the Winter Olympics, U.S holds a total of 4 medals, 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze.
Silver medalist USA's Apolo Anton Ohno (left), gold medalist Korea's Jung-Su Lee (center) and bronze medalist USA's J.R. Celski (right) celebrate at the Victory ceremony for the men's 1500 meter short track speed skating final at the Pacific Coliseum on Day 2 of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver February 13, 2010.