Fil-Am JR Celski finishes fourth in Winter Olympics speed skating

 


Filipino-American JR Celski barely missed a medal with a fourth place finish with a time of 2:15.624.

Celski topped the semifinals of the short track skating in Sochi, Russia.

Canada's Charles Hamelin claimed his third Olympic gold medal when he won the men's 1500m short track speed skating title on Monday, February 11.

Hamelin, 29, led from the front for most of the race to snatch the gold in 2:14.985 ahead of 17-year-old Han Tianyu of China, who took silver in 2:15.055. Victor Ahn, 28, gave hosts Russia their first ever Olympic short track medal with bronze in 2:15.062.

Britain's Jack Whelbourne crashed in the final, while China's Chen Deguan and Lee Han-Bin of South Korea finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

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