The last man standing was Steven Bradbury from Australia, who was trailing behind at the time, and skated through to win the gold medal, becoming the first person from the southern hemisphere to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympics.
In the 1500 m final race, with one lap remaining and currently in second place, Ohno attempted to make a pass on the leader Kim Dong-Sung, who then drifted to the inside and as a result, Ohno raised his arms to signal he was blocked.
Though Ohno, Smith and Biondo were heavily favored to win the 1000 m, the race ended with Ohno finishing third, Smith second, and Davis at the top of the podium.
Prior to crossing the finish line, Ohno started celebrating for Davis and Smith.
Shani is a great athlete, skated a great race, and deserves to be on the team." After the dismissal, Ohno stated, "I am thrilled that the arbitration process has officially vindicated me...