In the nail-biter Final of the women’s 3,000-meter speed skate relay last night, the South Korean anchor whizzed across the finish line in gold medal position–with Chinese rivals scowling at their tail, Canada scrambling just behind, and the U.S. over a half-lap away.
Minutes later, South Korea got disqualified for this bump, which happened during the last turn:
And with the leaders out, et voilà, the lagging U.S. team instantly became a team of bronze medalists.
No, it was not one of those “it was our glorious third act, and we gave it everything, and we overcame the odds in a clutch moment” medal situations for the Americans. But hey, if it walks like an Olympic medal and talks like an Olympic medal, call your parents and high school bullies and start fuckin’ celebrating!
Filed under: 2010 Winter Olympics, Asians and Speed Skating, Bronze Medal, Bumps, Canada, China, Disqualificasian, Rivals, South Korea, South Korea Women's Relay Team Disqualified, Speed Skating, the Olympics, United States Bronze Medal, Vancouver Olympics, Vancouver Winter Olympics, Whooppsie, Winter Olympics
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