SPOTLIGHT ON JR CELSKI
Critics are calling him the next Apolo Anton Ohno. Girls everywhere are falling in love with him. JR Celski is taking the world by storm (again!) in Sochi as one of the members of the short track speedskating team. He won two bronze medals in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and shows no signs of slowing down. Before he competes tomorrow in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, here is a look at this 23-year-old cutie's life.
Name: John Robert 'JR' Celski
Sport: Short Track Speedskating
Previous Olympics: 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver
Previous Olympic Wins: Bronze for 1500m and 5000m races.
Did You Know? JR owns a production company in Seattle called MAD Northwest.
Favorite Sports Teams: Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders.
Charity Work: Involved with Seattle Children's Hospital.
Other Talents: Plays guitar
Favorite Treat: Chocolate ice cream.
The first day of competition in short track speed skating is headlined by the final of the men’s 1500m, one of the two events in which top American J.R. Celski won bronze in Vancouver. Celski will be challenged by Russia’s Viktor Ahn, who missed Vancouver because of a knee injury but won three gold medals in Torino skating for his native South Korea as Ahn Hyun-Soo. Apolo Ohno’s former rival has since changed his nationality and his name, but he remains among the best in the sport. He may have a chance to win the host country’s first gold medal of the Games, which would also be Russia’s first ever short track medal.
Thank you to JR and his publicity team for this opportunity. Be sure to check out JR Celski as he prepares to compete tomorrow in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi!
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