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Feb 14, 2010 9:18 AM by Associated Press

Going for the gold

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.

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