It’ s about time.
Krueger and supreme gold medalist Samuel Girard of Canada were the only rivals left standing in the guys ’ s 1,000-meter short-track last after a crash momentarily erased the remainder of the field.
The American skater hadn ’ t even gotten approved for the 2014 Games in Sochi after he got hit with the swine influenza at the Olympic trials, makinged his medal in these video games even sweeter.
“ It ’ s the supreme redemption , ” Krueger informed NBC. “ I ’ m lastly able to put away the story about how I was a young kid who had swine influenza and wound up missing out on the Olympics .Now I ’ m the young kid from Pittsburgh who returned from difficulty and who wound up being the top worldwide. ”
See the replay of the race here.
Krueger appeared to have actually been gotten rid of in a quarterfinal heat, however authorities ruled that a challenger, Sjinkie Knegt, had actually pressed him. Krueger advanced and later on was able to raise the American flag in event.
Seo Yira of South Korea got up from the crash on Saturday to take the bronze.