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J.R. Celski advances to short track 500m quarterfinals

Short Track Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 6

compete in the Short Track Men’s 1000 m Heat on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Matthew Stockman

After seeing U.S. short track skaters Eduardo Alvarez and Jordan Malone fall out of the mix, J.R. Celski skated well enough to make the men’s short track 500m quarterfinals with a qualifying run on Tuesday.

The medal runs will all take place on Friday.

This is the last individual short track speed skating event that the U.S. can win.

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