Though Ohno, Smith, and Biondo were heavily favored to win the 1000 m, the race ended with Ohno finishing third, Smith second, and Davis at the top of the podium.
Prior to crossing the finish line, Ohno started celebrating for Davis and Smith.
The complaint was founded on Ohno's seemingly deliberate attempt to stop Biondo from being able to pass Smith.
Since Ohno had been dominant in the meet to this point by winning every race he entered, a win by Davis seemed to be unlikely.When the South Korean football (soccer) team scored a goal against the U. team, Korean players Ahn Jung-Hwan and Lee Chun-Soo made an exaggerated move imitating the move Ohno had made during the speed skating event to indicate the other athlete had drifted into his lane.and was surprised when the Korean crowd cheered his victories, saying, "I was really happy with the crowd's reaction. We were happy." Ohno was able to win the bronze medal in the 1000 m, with Korean skaters Ahn Hyun Soo and Lee Ho-suk finishing before him.Davis' first-place finish earned enough points to move past Tommy O'Hare in the final point standings and to qualify for sixth place.By finishing second, Smith earned the opportunity to skate individually in the 1000 m.