Exclusive Olympic Images, Day 5
February 17, 2010
Zambonis have been as much in the news as athletes for the speedskating at the Richmond Oval. The malfunctioning resurfacing machines from Ontario were outshadowed by their better-known American counterparts as the Richmond Oval's ice was tended this week.
On the human side, South Korean Lee Sang-Hwa took gold in women's 500-metre speedskating. Seen here are Aihua Xing of China (who finished 13th) and American Heather Robertson (#6). Other images feature Japanese teammates Nao Kodaira (12) and Shihomi Shinya (14), and Canadian Shannon Rempel, who finished a distant 27th, well behind fellow Canadian Christine Nesbitt, in the 10th slot.
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