Posted: Feb 14, 2010 7:18 AM by Associated Press
Hannah Kearney has won the women's moguls for the first U.S. gold medal in the Vancouver Olympics.
The first gold medal of the 2010 Games went to a Swiss ski jumper. Simon Ammann landed a 105-meter jump in the first round of competition on the normal hill. He then topped it with a 108-meter second jump.
It's Ammann's third Olympic gold, after taking a pair at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
The first Olympic record was set by Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer in winning the 5,000 meters. Kramer's winning time of 6 minutes, 14.60 seconds shaved six-hundredths of a second off the world mark.
Slovakia's Anastazia Kuzmina won her first Olympic gold medal, taking the women's 7.5-kilometer biathlon sprint at Whistler Olympic Park.
Lee Jung-su of South Korea won the gold medal in the short-track 1,500-meter speedskating final Saturday night. Apolo Anton Ohno won the silver medal, tying Bonnie Blair as the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian.