PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP/KDKA) — Pittsburgh native and short track speed skater John-Henry Krueger competed Tuesday morning at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Krueger skated in a qualification heat in the 500 meter event. He finished fourth in his heat, and did not qualify for the quarterfinals.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Boy Killed When Gun Handled By Another Child Discharges
On Saturday, John-Henry Krueger won his first Olympic medal. He earned silver in the 1,000, which so far is the only speed skating medal won by the U.S. at the Pyeongchang Games.READ MORE: Pennsylvania's Temperature Will Be Nearly 6 Degrees Higher By 2050, Climate Report Says
Krueger also competed in the 1,500-meter and the 5,000-meter relay.
The 22-year-old Krueger is originally from Peters Township and grew up skating at the Mt. Lebanon Ice Center.MORE NEWS: Teacher At Marclay Elementary School Puts In Extra Work To Assure Her Students Succeed
He missed out on competing in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi after he was forced to withdraw from the Olympic trials because he got swine flu.