Crossing the Finish Line Like a Boss

You have to go to YouTube to see this.

Skip to 1:20 for the last 20 seconds of the race.

Source: “The Most Unexpected Gold Medal In History – Steven Bradbury.” YouTube. 16 February 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAADWfJO2qM

Australia’s Steven Bradbury achieves an unexpected gold medal in the short tack speed skating event, taking advantage of a mistake causing his fellow finalists to fall at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Coming into the five-man final, Steven Bradbury was the rank outsider and as the race progressed his chances looked slimmer with each passing lap. But as the leading quartet rounded the final bend, Lia Jiajun (CHN) tried an over-ambitious overtaking manoeuvre outside Apollo Ohno (USA), sending them both onto the ice and bringing down Mathieu Turcotte (CAN) and Ahn Hyun-soo (KOR) in the process. This left the way clear for a nonplussed Bradbury to cross the line unchallenged and claim the most unexpected of gold medals.

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