Korea's Lee clinches 1,500m short track as Ohno settles for silver
South Korea's Lee Jung-Su bagged gold for South Korea in the men's 1,500m short track final, while American Apolo Ohno collected a sixth Olympic medal with silver to tie Bonnie Blair as the most decorated US winter Olympian, dpa reported.
It looked like the Koreans were on the way to a sweep of medals with Lee heading Lee Ho-Suk and Sung Si-Back into the final bend at the Pacific Coliseum.
But his team-mates collided to allow Ohno in ahead of fellow American J R Celski. Lee Ho-Suk was later disqualified.
Lee posted a winning timew of 2 minutes 17.611, with Ohno on 1:17.976 and Ceslki on 1:18.053.
It was a first medal for top-ranked 20-year-old Lee, who set an Olympic record in the semi-finals and will also be a contender over 1,000m and in the 5,000m relay.
His gold followed a speed skating silver medal for South Korea in the 5,000m.
Ohno's silver adds to the 1,500m gold he won in 2002 and the 500m gold four years ago in Turin.
He will be hoping to add to his collection in the 500m, 1,000m and 5,000m relay.