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VANCOUVER – Wednesday was an important day for the U.S. in the Olympics, with the addition of three gold medals – Lindsey Vonn in women’s downhill skiing, Shani Davis in men’s 1000 meter speed skating and Shaun White in men’s snowboarding
halfpipe. Known as the ‘Flying Tomato’, the snowboard prodigy’s performance featured his own creation, the ‘Double McTwist 1260’, a trick that gave him a high score of 48.4 on his second run. The U.S. currently has 14 medals, well ahead of Germany (10), France (7), and Canada (6).