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Skating Monday, 18 February, 2002, 13:46 GMT
In pictures: Skating's luckiest man
Short track skater Steven Bradbury survived a late wipe-out to win the men's 1,000m and Australia's first Winter Olympics gold medal.

Sweeping round the final bend all the medal hopefuls are present
Sweeping round the final bend all the medal hopefuls are present... except Steven Bradbury who is trailing in last place

Chinese skater Li Jiajun is the first to slip
Trouble starts when Chinese skater Li Jiajun's slide out from under him

Canadian Mathieu Turcotte tries to stay upright [Mike Hewitt/Getty Images]
Canadian Mathieu Turcotte tries to stay upright as Apolo Anton Ohno of the USA and South Korea's Ahn Hyun-Soo tumble

The skaters hurtle to the boards [Mike Hewitt/Getty Images]
The skaters hurtle to the boards at speeds up to 60km/h (40mph)

The race is on for the skaters to get to their feet [Mike Hewitt/Getty Images]
The race is on for the skaters to get to their feet - the finishing line is just a few metres away

Steven Bradbury glides past to claim Australia's first ever Winter Olympics gold medal [Steve Munday/Getty Images]
But it's too late as Steven Bradbury glides past them all to claim Australia's first ever Winter Olympics gold medal

Steven Bradbury holds up his gold medal
Number one Bradbury later said: "I had a lot of luck... I'll take it as [reward for] the last decade of the hard slog"
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17 Feb 02 | Skating
China win title at last
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