SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Long track Olympic 1,500 meter champion Jorien ter Mors remains on course for a unique double, advancing into the short track 1,000 quarterfinals.
Despite crashing out in her heat Tuesday, referees advanced the Dutchwoman into Friday's race, deeming she could not be blamed for the crash with Canadian rival Marianne St-Gelais on a tight corner. Both tumbled to the ice.
On Friday, the first team pursuit races are set for on the long track, and Ter Mors is ready to go for a medal at the Iceberg Skating Palace. Then, she is to walk over to the adjacent Adler Arena for the first race of the women's pursuit a few hours later.