USA Daily for February 20
Apolo Anton Ohno (Seattle, Wash.) will race for a U.S. record-breaking seventh Olympic Winter Games medal in men’s short track 1000m. On the ladies’ side, Katherine Reutter (Champaign, Ill.) will compete in her strongest track distance and is joined in the 1500m by Olympic veterans Kimberly Derrick (Memphis, Tenn.) and Allison Baver (Sinking Spring, Pa.).
 
Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, Calif.) will try for her third medal of the 2010 Games and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colo.) hopes to repeat her gold-medal downhill performance as the U.S. ladies ski team continues competition with the super G. 
 
The men’s 1500m long track race Saturday will mark the last individual performance in Olympic medalist Chad Hedrick’s (Spring, Texas) career. Hedrick is expected to face tough competition, including from his teammate, Shani Davis (Chicago, Ill.) who has already won a gold medal in Vancouver. 
 
The first two of four runs in bobsleigh competition begin Saturday at The Whistler Sliding Center. The U.S. will field three sleds into the competition, including World Championship medalists Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) and Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.).
 
Among the other events on the schedule for Saturday – the ladies’ freestyle team takes their first runs, the men’s 30k pursuit cross country race is on the course, curling action continues for both the U.S. men and women, and Nick Alexander (Lebanon, N.H.) and Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, N.Y.) compete in large hill ski jumping at Whistler Olympic Park.

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