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John-Henry Krueger wins silver in men’s 1000m

Short Track Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 8

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 17: John-Henry Krueger of the United States celebrates after finishing first in his race during the Short Track Speed Skating Men’s1000m Semifinals on day eight of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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After the USA’s disastrous results in Sochi, and after a poor start here in PyeongChang, a short track medal was finally delivered by John-Henry Krueger in the men’s 1,000m.

In a dramatic final race that saw two South Korean skaters crash, Krueger took home the silver medal for the USA.

The American started aggressively right out of the gun, pushing himself into first position and holding one of the first three spots for much of the race.

Shaolin Sandor Liu tried to get a break on the inside, but ended up colliding with Seo Yira and Lim Hyojun, leaving just Krueger and Samuel Girard standing in the final lap.

In the other short track event, Choi Min-Jeong of South Korea won the women’s 1,500m gold.


Gold: Samuel Girard (CAN)

Silver: John-Henry Krueger (USA)

Bronze: Seo Yira (KOR)

4. Lim Hyojun (KOR)

5. Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN) (Pen)

Read the full recap here and watch Krueger’s silver medal race