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SALT LAKE CITY -- U.S. Speedskating began the process of filling out its ISU World Cup team Saturday by hosting the Short Track World Cup Qualifier. More than 50 skaters are competing this weekend, but a pair of former Olympians have their eyes on one more Olympic medal.Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski is back from a disappointing 2015 that saw him deal with an MCL injury. He won the 1,000 meters in 1:25.427 as John-Henry Krueger (1:25.541) and Adam Callister (1:25.895) followed. Celski won bronze in the 1,500 and 5,000 relay in 2010 at the Vancouver Games. He took silver with the 5,000 relay team in 2014 at the Sochi Games.Celski began his chase for a third consecutive Olympics on Saturday with the first step being to qualify for the World Cup team.I know I have responsibilities as the older guy on the team ... to kind of instill that knowledge and carry these guys forward, Celski said. Im looking forward to competing internationally and comparing myself and seeing where Im at in terms of the field internationally.Going into Sochi I was really happy to go compete in my second games. But after that I knew the job wasnt done. So Ive been looking forward to this moment for a long time.Celeski also won the 1,500 Saturday in 2:24.638. Krueger (2:24.667) and Ryan Pivirotto (2:24.905) finished second and third.Two-time Olympic medalist Katherine Reutter returned from retirement to win the 1,500 in 2:26.135. Hip and back injuries, which included multiple surgeries, caused her to walk away from competition in 2013 and start coaching at the ASE Academy of Skating Excellence in Milwaukee. Kimberly Goetz (2:26.236) and Kristen Santos (2:27.064) crossed the line next.Reutter won silver in the 1,000 meters and bronze in the 3,000 relay in 2010, but was content coaching. Then friends kept noting how she seemed happier when she was skating. The competitor inside was ready to be unleashed once she learned to manage the injuries and she slowly began training in November. Now the challenge is for Reutter to manage her mental habits -- staying calm and regulating her normal high, nervous energy.Before it was like win or die, Reutter said. Not even win or lose. ... Winning or losing was very personal. Today it feels very much like, thankful I even have the opportunity to win. I dont have to win.Id love to be in the top four this weekend. I feel really strongly about the U.S. having a kick-butt relay team again because we havent won a relay medal since 2012. Im really hungry for a relay medal.Jessica Smith-Kooreman won the 1,000 in 1:13.910 while Kimberly Goetz finished in 1:32.347 and Reutter crossed the line in 1:33.366. Stephon Gilmore Womens Jersey . 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When I was a kid, my mum coached our netball team. Shed never played, and taught herself the rules with a tattered paperback shed borrowed from the library. She only signed up because nobody else would. At first I was proud she was so committed to my sporting life that shed coach a game shed never played. But that soon changed.Some days it was the best having her around. She was funny and kind and the other girls loved her. But some days I hated how being the coachs daughter made me stand apart. Plus, her obsession with fairness meant I rarely played the position I wanted, lest it be seen as favoritism. And I could forget ever winning most valuable player.So when my daughter started a netball team and they needed a coach, I fled. The last thing I wanted was for my daughter to feel as confused as Id felt as a teenager. My feelings about all that changed quickly.My mum, whod been fighting?cancer for 18 months, died. Suddenly, my rock, someone Id relied on, was gone. That hit home when I undertook the wrenching task of sorting through her possessions and a million memories surfaced. Among them, a photograph?of her and I taken on the day we won our first netball championship back in 1982. I was 12, tall and slim with a long ponytail and a grin from ear to ear. Mum was next to me, wearing a grin equal to my own. I hadnt seen that photo for a long time. And it rocked me. It made me realize that I wasnt just grieving my mums death, I was grieving the loss of being a child.With her gone, nobody knew when my first tooth had fallen out, or how I cried after my boyfriend dumped me. That part of my history was lost. I ached for some connection to it. I hoped that maybe if I could coach like she had, some link to my past would still live.At the first few training sessions I was terrified. The kids were learning the game, I was learning how to coach, and somewhere a ghost of my mum hovered on the sidelines smiling at the whole catastrophe. When my daughter flashed a look of fury my way during a game, I realized we needed some ground rules. I agreed that fairness meant letting her play the position she liked as often as the rest of the girls, and she agreed not to think she could get away with stuff just because we were related.Coaching was something I took on for peersonal reasons, to try to be close to a mum who was no longer here.dddddddddddd I never expected to actually enjoy it. Three years in, I have discovered more about myself than I thought possible.Ive rediscovered a love of netball and now play again in an adult team. Ive uncovered a love of teaching and most weeks look forward to training nights when I can help the girls to learn new skills and strive to improve. And Ive realized that mum never coached to learn about netball, or to help us win championships. She coached to be close to me and show she cared. Even if Im not the greatest coach in the world, thats exactly why Im doing it too.Thats what I lost when she died. Not my childhood memories or a connection to my past, but someone to teach me how to be a mother. Perhaps by finding that photograph my mums parenting choices and style have found a way to live on. Just like netball gave mum and I the way to share belonging to a team, I now get to share my daughters special world. It also gives me rare insight into her friendships and closeness with her friends that I wouldnt otherwise have.They call me (affectionately, I hope) the hugger, because so often with a tween-aged team of 10 girls, there are tears. Someone is always feeling something strongly, and more often than not my role is to sit, listen and counsel. I not only coach them netball skills but also friendship skills.When mum died an old friend that I hadnt seen in many years contacted me via email. She told me how jealous shed been of my relationship with my mum when she was a teenager, because my mum was one of those involved mums who was always there, and always approachable. I think coaching did that.At the time I never noticed, but now that Im in the same boat, I see how lucky I am. Granted my daughter doesnt always like that Im her coach, but sometimes she does, and for now, those rare times are enough. Hopefully when shes grown up and Im gone, shell look back as fondly as I do and maybe coach her daughters team too.Nova Weetman lives in Melbourne, Australia. She writes childrens books and writes childrens television shows, and she loves the game of netball. ' ' '

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