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  Skater wins gold after rivals crash
Updated 18 February 2002, 14.50
Steven Bradbury was a suprise gold medallist
An Australian speed skater has become a national hero after winning gold at the Winter Olympics, after the four skaters in front of him all crashed into each other.

Steven Bradbury was last in the final of the 1,000m short track final as the other four went into the final bend, but as they fought for the medals there was a huge crash.

Four skaters crashed out

All four slid into the boards around the side of the ice, leaving Bradbury to skate past them all and into first place, winning Australia's first ever Winter Olympic gold.

Bradbury is now being used as an example to anyone who takes part in sport, encouraging them never to give up even if they think they have lost.

Apolo Anton Ohno crawls to silver
Apolo Anton Ohno crawls to silver
The favourite for the gold before the race, Apolo Anton Ohno of the US, crawled across the line to win silver, his leg bleeding after being cut by a skate.

The 19-year-old was so badly hurt that he had to use a wheelchair to go to the medal ceremony, where the home crowd gave him a massive cheer.

Elsewhere at the Games, Canadian skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were presented with their gold medals at a special ceremony, after originally having to settle for silver.

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