J.R. Celski Has One Last Chance For An Individual Medal

CBS Cleveland

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — J.R. Celski is down to his last chance to win an individual medal at the Sochi Olympics.

The American short track skater is looking to make up for disappointments in the 1,500 meters, where he was fourth, and the 1,000, where he clipped a block and crashed out in the quarterfinals.

Celski bruised his knees in the crash last weekend, but taking himself out of contention was even more painful. It was just the second time in four years he’d gone out of a race that way.

“I really wanted it,” he said after practice Monday. “I kind of saw four years go down the drain for the 1,000.”

After taking Sunday off, along with the rest of the U.S. team, and spending time with his family, Celski had made peace with his misfortune.

“Just trying to stay positive and look forward to what I have…

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