Apolo Anton Ohno advanced through the 500-meter short track speedskating heats last night, giving him his last shot at an individual gold medal.
The American won his 41/2-lap heat, finishing just in front of Canadian Olivier Jean. The quarterfinal, semifinal and final rounds are Friday night. Ohno is the defending Olympic champion in the 500.
Also moving on was American Simon Cho, who finished second in his heat. Koreans advancing were Sung Si-bak, Lee Ho-suk and Kwak Yoon-gy. Canadian Charles Hamelin, the world champion, also advanced. - AP