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See the notable athletes who went home with hardware

Shaun Harrison
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American Bill Demong poses with his gold medal in the Nordic combined Long Hill/10km individual event. Demong won the U.S.' first Nordic combined gold medal ever.
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After grabbing a bronze and silver, Bode Miller completes his set of medals in Vancouver with a gold in the super-combined. It's the alpine skier's first career Olympic gold.
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Canada shut out the United States 2-0 in the women's hockey final to grab its third-straight gold medal.
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The last time Jeret "Speedy" Peterson attempted his dizzying Hurricane jump at the Olympics, he crashed and finished in seventh place. This time around, he lands it clean to score a silver in aerials.
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Technicality trumped amplitude in the women's halfpipe as Australia's Torah Bright laid down her signature switch backside 720, among other tricks, to win gold.
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Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ushered in a new era of ice dancing when they won the gold medal, becoming the first North American team to top the podium.
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No quad needed: Evan Lysacek put together two solid programs to edge Russia's Evgeni Plushenko for the men's figure skating gold. Lysacek is the first American man to win since Brian Boitano in 1988.
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It's gold with a McTwist! Shaun White defended his Olympic title on his first run, but still put on a show during his victory lap, stomping his mind-bending double McTwist 1260 for the fans.
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Shani Davis cruised to the gold in the 1,000-meter speed skating final, becoming the first person to defend the title in the event.
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Lindsey Vonn didn't let a bruised shin slow her down, blazing down the mountain to win her first Olympic gold in the women's downhill.
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Maelle Ricker won Canada's first-ever gold in a snowboarding event when she cruised to the finish in snowboardcross.
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Seth Wescott loves to make a comeback. Echoing his come-from-behind victory in Torino, the American shot from fourth place to first in the snowboardcross final to defend his gold.
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China's Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao unretired last year in pursuit of one thing: Olympic gold. They got it on Feb. 15.
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O Canada! Alexandre Bilodeau nabbed gold in men's moguls to give Canada its first gold medal ever at a home Olympics.
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Four years after finishing 22nd, Hannah Kearney won the United States' first gold medal of the Vancouver Games with her victory in women's moguls.
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Dutch speed skating star Sven Kramer dominated the 5,000-meter long track event from start to finish for an easy victory. Unfortunately, he couldn't add a 10,000-meter gold to his haul later when his coach, Gerard Kemkers, mistakenly directed him to the inside lane, leading to a disqualification.
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Apolo Anton Ohno of the United States celebrates with his silver medal during the medals ceremony for the men's 1500-meter short-track skating at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 14.
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U.S. silver medallist Johnny Spillane stands on the podium during the medals ceremony for the men's Nordic combined individual normal hill/10-km sprint at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 14.