The Latest: US' Biney makes it to short-track quarterfinals

The Latest: US' Biney makes it to short-track quarterfinals
Maame Biney of the United States in action during the ladies' 500 meters short-track speedskating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The Latest: US' Biney makes it to short-track quarterfinals
United States' Vice President Mike Pence, second left and South Korean President Moon Jae-in centre right, attend the ladies' 500 meters short-track speedskating event in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

American teenager Maame Biney is safely through to the quarterfinals of the 500 meters in her short-track Olympic debut.

The 18-year-old speedskater finished second in her heat behind China's Fan Kexin on Saturday night. Biney was born in Ghana and moved to the U.S. as a 5-year-old.

The other American, Lana Gehring, was eliminated after finishing third in her heat. Only the top two skaters in each heat advance.

Among the big names moving on to Tuesday's quarterfinals are Canadian teammates Kim Boutin and Marianne St-Gelais, Italy's Arianna Fontana, Britain's Elise Christie and South Korea's Choi Min-jeong.

Shim Suk-hee of South Korea was a three-time medalist at the Sochi Games but was eliminated Saturday after finishing third in her heat.

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