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Anton Ohno, Celski advance to quaterfinals of 1,000-meter short-track speedskating event

February 17, 2010 |  7:02 pm


Apolo Anton Ohno and J.R. Celski advanced to the quarterfinals in the men’s 1,000-meter short-track speedskating event, which will be held on Saturday.

Ohno won his heat in 1:25.940, while Celski was second in his heat with a 1:25.113. Si-Bak Sung of Aouth Korea posted the fastest time in qualifying with an Olympic record 1:24.245. Travis Jayner of the U.S. was unable to advance from his heat, finishing third with a 1:26.870.

The men’s team of Celski, Jayner, Ohno and Simon Cho advanced to the finals in the 5,000-meter relay, which will be held Feb. 26.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: J.R. Celski. Credit: Guy Whodes, U.S. Presswire.