Bonnie Blair wins record fifth gold Team USA loses LILLEHAMMER '94

February 24, 1994

Bonnie Blair was golden in her final Olympics as she blew past the competition in the 1,000-meter speed skating, winning the fifth gold medal of her Olympic career -- more than any other female athlete in U.S. history.

Also yesterday at the Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, the U.S. hockey team lost to Finland and Italian Alberto Tomba bombed in the giant slalom.

* Finland, undefeated in six hockey games, rolled past Team USA, 6-1, ending America's hopes for its first hockey medal since it won gold in 1980.

* Tomba, with one Lillehammer race left, failed in his bid for an unprecedented third straight gold in the giant slalom. The Italian skier missed a gate to drop out of the race. German Markus Wasmeier won the event, gaining his second gold medal in seven days.

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