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Golden Day For Team U.S.A.

USA HOUSE, BC - FEBRUARY 17:  Lindsey Vonn (R) and Julia Mancuso of the United States greet the crowd after receiving the gold and silver medals in the Alpine Skiing Ladies Downhill on day 6 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at USA House on February 17, 2010 in Whistler, Canada.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Bill RobbinsContributor IFebruary 18, 2010


A day after Day 6 in the Winter Olympics when the U.S. did not win a single medal and Germany surpassed them for the medal lead, Team U.S.A. would end up having a very reward day by winning three gold medals.

On Day 7, Team U.S.A. collected a single day record of 6 medals, 3 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronzes.

What would be known as a memorable day in the alpine skiing, Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso would finish 1-2 for the U.S. in the women's downhill event.  Vonn persevered from a severe shin bruise to win the first gold medal for the U.S. in that event, while Julia Mancuso surprised people by winning the silver. 

In the men's 1000 meter speed skating, Shani Davis would defend his gold medal from Torino by winning securing a victory over Korea's Mo and fellow teammate Chad Hendrick, who won the bronze.

In the men's halfpipe, the flying tomato Shaun White who was equipped with the McTwist 1260, won his second gold medal in the same event with fellow American snowboarder Scott Lago winning the bronze on the halfpipes.  

After falling behind Germany by one medal, the U.S. would retake the medal lead by four. The six medals the U.S. would win on Wednesday bolsters its medal total to 14. The U.S. now has 5 golds, 3 silvers, and 6 bronzes.

This will be known as one of the most memorable days in Winter Olympics history for Team U.S.A. 

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