Celski and Smith dominate on day threeSaturday: Jan//04
J.R. Celski and Jessica Smith dominated again, and two more skaters qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team at the short track trials Saturday.
Celski and Smith, who won the 1500m on Friday, swept 500m races on Saturday. Eddy Alvarez and Emily Scott finished second on Saturday to clinch their first Olympic berths.
- Emily Scott officially secured her nomination to the Short Track Olympic Team today.
- Eddy Alvarez officially secured his nomination to the Short Track Olympic Team today.
- Alvarez just became the first Cuban-American male speedskater to go to the Olympics for Team USA.
- Going into the 1000m races tomorrow, Jessica Smith and J.R. Celski both remain in the #1 ranked position for overall points classification.
- Races begin @ 10:30am MST at the Utah Olympic Oval and will be broadcast live on NBC starting @ 2pm MST.
Sun, Jan 5th / 1000m / NBC @ 2pm MST
*times are subject to change