The Five Biggest Olympic Weekend Moments

Feb 16, 2010
Outside Magazine

In case you missed them, here's our list of the most stellar Olympic moments of the past few days:

5. On the snowboard circuit, Seth Wescott won gold for the U.S. in the men's snowboard cross final, beating out Canadian Mike Robertson. 

4. Hannah Kearney bagged the first American gold medal of the Vancouver Games in the women's moguls on Saturday.

3. Bode Miller won bronze in the men's downhill on Monday. While he didn't nab the gold--that went to Switzerland's Didier Defago--he came back much improved from his partying days at Turin. Miller has now become the only U.S. alpine skier to ever win three Olympic medals.

2. Apolo Ohno took silver in speedskating's 1,500-meter final--his sixth Olympic medal overall, making him winner of the most medals by an American male and short-track speedskater in the history of the Winter Olympics. Ohno also has the chance to beat the legendary Bonnie Blair's total: He's one medal away from becoming the most decorated American in the Winter Games' history, and he's got three races left to make it happen.

1. Alexandre Bilodeau won the first gold medal for Canada--and became the first ever Canadian to win a gold medal on home soil--on Sunday night in the men's moguls. It wasn't a smooth victory--he crashed into a fence at the bottom of the run, but he stayed steady enough to take home the top prize. It was an emotional moment for Bilodeau, who credits his brother, stricken with with cerebral palsy, as inspiration. His brother was there to cheer him on all the way. "Even if it's raining, I'll take it, I'll go train," Bilodeau said, according to NBC. "He doesn't have that chance, and he's having a smile every morning hewakes up."

--Aileen Torres

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