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J.R. Celski and Eddy Alvarez
American short track speed skaters J.R. Celski and Eddy Alvarez show off their handshake they debuted after both qualifying for the Olympic team at Trials.
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J.R. Celski and Eddy Alvarez
The two skaters know each other from their days of skating inline together.
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J.R. Celski and Eddy Alvarez
Alvarez says of the inline rivalry they had growing up, “We’d race each other and either he won nationals or I win nationals but we would always go one and two."
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J.R. Celski and Eddy Alvarez
Growing up, Celski raced for a speed club named Pattison's in Federal Way, Washington and Alvarez raced for Superwheels in Miami, Florida.
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J.R. Celski and Eddy Alvarez
Alvarez says of them competing at the Olympics together, "just the idea that we can represent the country at the Olympics like that, with that history, with that friendship, it would be incredible.”
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