Steven Bradbury, Speedskating, Salt Lake City 2002
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The Southern Hemisphere doesn't produce many Winter Olympics success stories, but Bradbury became the first to win gold due to one of the most legendary pileups in speedskating history. Favorite Apolo Ohno was caught up in a spill that took out four of the five racers, leaving Bradbury as the last man standing, and the Aussie took advantage to earn the victory.