Embedded owg_slideshow: Model Olympian: Eddy Alvarez
Eddy Alvarez has something to smile about after zooming through double duty races on Thursday in Sochi. The Miami native's ice blade edged out his competitor in a photo finish to advance in the men's 1000m. Alvarez will compete in the 1000m quarterfinals on Saturday. Shortly after Thursday's 1000m, Alvarez joined teammates J.R. Celski, Chris Creveling, and Jordan Malone, cruising to the finals in the short track 5000m relay. Team USA did not cross the finish line in the semi-final relay because of a crash with the Korean team. But officials ruled the crash was the Korean skaters fault, and Team USA advanced.The finals of the 5000m relay are scheduled for Feb. 21.
Embedded owg_slideshow: Growing up Eddy Alvarez