Record-breaking Ohno vows to win more at Vancouver Olympics

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After taking a record sixth short track Winter Olympic medal in the men's 1,500m race here on Saturday, American skater Applo Anton Ohno vowed to win more in the remaining competitions of the Vancouver Games.

Clocking at two minutes and 17.976 seconds to finish runner-up to South Korean Lee Jung-su, Ohno became the first short track skater to win six medals at the Olympic Winter Games and tied the American record of winning six Winter Olympic medals.

"It is a fantastic start for my third Olympics and I skated in a very impressive way today," said the 27-year-old Ohno. "I feel very good mentally and physically. I'm optimistic about Wednesday (men's 1,000m) and we'll see what happens."

Ohno was relaxed in his bid to become the first short track skater to win gold medal at three different Olympic Winter Games.

"I'm here because I love what I do. I'm still competing hard," he said. "I enjoy everything in the moment. I am very relaxed and confident in my preparation."

Lee Jung-su claimed the victory with 2:17.611 while South Korea narrowly missed out a clean podium sweep as Sung Si-bak and Lee Ho-suk, who trailed Lee into the last corner, clashed with each other to surrender the medals to the Americans.

"We thought we could win not only the gold but also the other medals, but we did not manage that because of the mistake of my teammates," said the 20-year-old Lee, who was making his Olympic debut. "Despite the disappointment, my strategy went well so I am happy with my victory."

"Although my teammates did not win the gold or the silver, they congratulated me after the race and I thanked them," he added.

Coming back from a serious leg injury suffered in September, American teenager J.R. Celski could be satisfied with a bronze in 2:18.053.

"Words can't describe it. I'm so happy to be here." Liang Wenhao of China finished sixth at 2:48.192, marking the first time that the Chinese missed out on a podium finish in the event which was introduced to the Winter Olympics in the Salt Lake City Games in 2002.

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