Winter Olympics | American Krueger advances to the semifinals, Biney eradicated

American John-Henry Krueger has advanced to the semifinals of the men‘s 1,000 meters in short-track speedskating at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Krueger finished fourth in his heat Saturday, but Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands was penalized for impeding. That allowed Krueger to move on, along with Russian Semen Elistratov and Japanese Ryosuke Sakazume.

The Korean fans cheered loudly for Lim Hyo-jun and current world champion Seo Yira, who skated in the same heat. Their teammate, Hwang Dae-heon, fell at the finish and was penalized for impeding.

Lim already won the men‘s 1,500.

Canada‘s Charles Hamelin got carried wide after in his heat but rallied to finish second and move on.

American Maame Biney has been eliminated in short-track speedskating at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 18-year-old, who was born in Ghana, finished last in her heat of the 1,500 meters on Saturday. The top three skaters advanced to the semifinals.

Biney briefly led the pack before gradually falling back in her second Olympic event. She was also eliminated in the early rounds of the 500 meters last weekend.

Also out is American Jessica Kooreman, who finished fourth in her heat before being penalized for with a German skater.

The third U.S. skater, Lana Gehring, was fifth in her heat and failed to move on.

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