LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno poses for a portrait during the NBC/USOC Promotional Photo Shoot on May 13, 2009 at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Better Know An Olympic Athlete: Apolo Anton Ohno, The 27-Year-Old Veteran

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Apolo Anton Ohno Wins Silver In ST Speed Skating 1500m, Sixth Career Medal

Apolo Anton Ohno was in fourth place in the final turn of the men’s Short Track Speed Skating 1500m Saturday, behind three Koreans, and seemingly set to miss the medal podium. But in a split second, two of the Koreans stumbled and took each other of the race, opening the door for Ohno to skate his way into second place.

The silver medal is the sixth of Ohno’s career, making him the most decorated American male ever in the Winter Olympics. He is now tied with speed skater Bonnie Blair as the most successful American in the Winter Games.

In his Olympic debut, 19-year old J.R. Celski won bronze. Korea’s Jung-Su Lee was the gold medal winner.

More: SB Nation’s full coverage of the Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Tracker.

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