Park Seung-hi of South Korea leads in a women's 1000m short track speedskating heat at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

Dutch skater Ter Mors moves on in short track

February 18, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands was advanced to the quarterfinals of 1,000-meter short track after tripping on a falling skater, keeping alive her bid to win Olympic medals in both short and long track speedskating.

The Dutchwoman already won a gold medal in the 1,500 at the big oval.

She was skating second behind leader Marianne St-Gelais early in her 1,000 short track heat Tuesday when the Canadian fell in the turn. Ter Mors tripped on her rival and staggered to the ice, but both women got up and finished.

Deanna Lockett of Australia won the heat ahead of Veronika Windisch of Austria. After a review, judges advanced Ter Mors to the next round, while St-Gelais was eliminated.

Also moving on to Friday's quarterfinals was Arianna Fontana of Italy.

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