Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

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U.S. Wins Silver in Men's 5,000M Short Track Relay

The U.S. team of Eddy Alvarez, Celski, Chris Creveling and Jordan Malone took silver, ending a medal drought for American speedskaters in Sochi

Friday, Feb 21, 2014  |  Updated 3:02 PM EDT
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J.R. Celski of the United States and Victor An of Russia compete in the Short Track Men's 5000m Relay Final A on day fourteen of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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Viktor Ahn led Russia to Olympic gold in the 5,000-meter relay Friday, giving the short track star a record-tying eighth career medal.

He joined Semen Elistratov, Vladimir Grigorev and Ruslan Zakharov in winning Russia's fifth short track medal in Sochi. With eight laps to go, Ahn took over the lead for good from American J.R. Celski. Born in South Korea, Ahn became a Russian citizen in 2011.

The U.S. team of Eddy Alvarez, Celski, Chris Creveling and Jordan Malone took silver, ending a medal drought for American speedskaters in Sochi. The long track team failed to get on the podium in 12 events, and the U.S. had been shut out in the first seven events at short track.

China took bronze despite crashing on the first lap.

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