J.R. Celski


Name: J.R. Celski
Short Track Speedskating
Hometown: Federal Way, Washington
University of California, Berkeley

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, silver medalist in men' 5000m relay, 4th in men's 1500m, 6th in men's 500m, 13th in men's 1000m
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, bronze medalist in men's 5000m relay and men's 1500m, 8th in men's 1000m

Career Highlights:

  • Five-time World Cup 1500m medalist (one gold, two silver, two bronze)
  • Five-time World Cup 1000m medalist (three silver, two bronze)
  • Four-time World Cup 5000m relay medalist (one gold, one silver, one bronze)
  • 2012, World Cup in Calgary, Canada, 500m gold medalist
  • 2012, U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships overall champion
  • 2012, World Cup 500m world record time
  • 2010, World Championships 5000m relay silver medalist
  • 2010, World Championships 1000m bronze medalist
  • 2009, World Championships 5000m relay gold medalist
  • 2009, World Championships overall silver medalist
  • 2009, World Championships 1500m bronze medalist
  • 2009, World Championships 1000m bronze medalist
  • 2009, World Team Championships bronze medalist

Fun Facts: Fought homesickness when he moved to California for training at age 14 ... Switched from inline skating to speedskating ... Filmed the documentary "The Otherside"

Learn more: 
US Speedskating

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