Jennifer Heil won silver!
Although many people find it disappointing I think it's been a year of redemption for quite a few Olympians who have "choked" under pressure but risen to the challenge this year. America's Hannah Kearney was a favourite in 2006, Torino (Jennifer Heil won gold that year) and has finally fulfilled her dream. Her performance was flawless. Canada has finally won our first gold with a stunning display of daring by Alexandre Bilodeau beating the Aussie Dale Begg-Smith (who is actually also Canadian.. a Vancouver born native), the defending gold medalist. Sven Kramer finally won his much deserved gold for the 5000 m after a disappointing result in 2006 Torino and is looking to add two more, wiping away any remaining bitter memories of the past. Simon Ammann has won his third gold after a disappointing result in 2006, and China's Shen Xue and Zhau Hongbo have come out of retirement, currently leading the short program and primed to break the infallible Russian powerhouse.