Peterson lands 'Hurricane' for silver

Updated: February 26, 2010, 2:33 AM ET
Associated Press

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Alexei Grishin has landed two clean jumps in men's aerials to help Belarus win its first gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics.

America's Jeret "Speedy" Peterson won the silver Thursday night on the strength of his patented "Hurricane" jump, and Liu Zhongqing of China took bronze.

Grishin scored 248.41 points to beat Peterson by 1.2 and add the gold to the bronze he won in 2002.

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