Lago and White exult
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PHOTOS: Winter Olympics Day 6

Lago and White exult
U.S. teammates and men’s snowboard halfpipe competitors Scott Lago, left (bronze medal) and Shaun White (gold) have reason to be happy after the event Wednesday night. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Shaun White spins
Shaun White punctuates a snowboard halfpipe run with a signature acrobatic move Wednesday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Shaun White
Shaun White of the U.S. maneuvers in midair Wednesday during qualifying for the snowboard halfpipe event, which he won. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s Downhill Gold Medal
U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn beams while showing the gold medal she won Wednesday in the women’s downhill. Teammate Julia Mancuso took the silver medal, and Elisabeth Goergl of Austria earned the bronze. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Shani Davis
American Shani Davis wins his second straight gold medal in 1,000-meter Olympic speedskating. (Harry E. Walker / MCT)
Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso
Lindsey Vonn, right, took the women’s downhill gold medal, with her U.S. teammate and longtime rival Julia Mancuso, left, finishing half a second behind for the silver. Vonn, skiing with a bruised shin, is the first U.S. woman to win the downhill since the event began in 1948. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn celebrates her victory. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn crosses the finish line. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Julia Mancuso
Julia Mancuso exults after finishing her run. She captured the silver medal. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Dominique Gisin
Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin crashes near the finish line in the women’s downhill race. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Dominique Gisin
Dominique Gisin’s race ends in heartbreak. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)
USA, USA!
A super fan shows his colors. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)
Shaun White
American snowboarder Shaun White. (Gerry Broome / Associated Press)
Melissa Hollingsworth
Melissa Hollingsworth of Canada takes a practice skeleton run. (Ricardo Mazalan / Associated Press)
In Ho Cho
In Ho Cho of South Korea gets in some skeleton training. (Michael Sohn / Assoicated Press)
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