SOCHI, Russia — J.R. Celski is the last man standing.
The short-track speedskater advanced to Friday's quarterfinals of the 500 by finishing second in his heat. Celski, 23, is the only U.S. male who can win an individual speedskating medal — short or long track — after Emery Lehman and Patrick Meek finished out of the medals in speedskating's 10,000 on Tuesday.
"I kind of just held my ground and made it through," Celski said.
Eddy Alvarez, who crashed in his heat at the Iceberg Skating Palace with about 50 meters to go, and Jordan Malone, who finished fourth in his heat, did not make it out of the preliminary rounds.
Celski said that...