Maame Biney advances to 500m quarterfinals

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Maame Biney advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s 500m short track event, finishing second in her heat with a time of 43.665 seconds. She will be the sole American in the quarterfinals of the event after Lana Gehring finished third in her heat.

Only the top two from each heat advance to the quarterfinals.

500m World Record holder Elise Christie of finished first in her heat. The Briton posted a new Olympic Record of 42.872 seconds. Shim Suk-hee of South Korea, a three-time Olympic medalist in the same heat as the World Record holder, failed to advance.

The quarterfinals of the women’s 500m short track begin on February 13.

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