FilAm Olympic speed skater JR Celski advances to semifinals

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Feb. 13, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – It’s on to the next round for America’s hope in speed skating at the Winter Olympics.

FilAm short track speed skater JR Celski advanced in the qualifying round of the 1,000-meter race Wednesday and will compete in the semifinals on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a Filipino-Canadian speed skater’s sacrifice turned out well for his country.

Long track speed skater Gilmore Junio gave up his spot in the 1,000-meter long track race to teammate Denny Morrison, who won the silver medal for Canada.

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