Former Corinth resident takes silver in Sochi

Chris Creveling of the United States, left, poses on the podium with fellow team members after finishing second in the men's 5000m short track speedskating relay final. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Chris Creveling of the United States, left, poses on the podium with fellow team members after finishing second in the men’s 5000m short track speedskating relay final. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Daily Journal, wire reports

SOCHI, Russia – Chris Creveling, who once lived in Corinth, won an Olympic silver medal on Friday as part of the USA’s 5,000-meter short track speedskating relay team.

Creveling, 27, briefly put the U.S. in front with 15 laps left before the Russian team rallied for the gold medal. China won the bronze.

Russia won with an Olympic-record 6:42.100. The Americans finished in 6:42.371.

The other U.S. team members were Eddy Alvarez, J.R. Celski and Jordan Malone.

Creveling and his family lived in Corinth – and operated the local roller rink – in the late 1980s and early ’90s. He lives and trains in Pennsylvania and Utah.