Speedskating US Olympic Trials 2014: Live Results, Times for 500m Short Track

Steve Silverman@@profootballboyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 4, 2014

J.R. Celski
J.R. CelskiMatthew Stockman/Getty Images

The U.S. Olympic 500-meter speedskating trials went as expected on both the men's and women's side.

J.R. Celski and Eddy Alvarez will represent the men, while Jessica Smith and Emily Scott secured their spots in Sochi.

Celski and Smith were big favorites to win, while Alvarez and Scott were prime contenders. The skaters were in top form and had explosive performances to get their tickets punched to Sochi.