J.R. Celski’s Childhood Photos

J.R. Celski grew up racing on inline skates before becoming an Olympic short track skater

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5-year-old Celski with his family.
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J.R. Celski was born on July 17, 1990 in Monterey, California.
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Four-month-old Celski with his parents, Robert and Sue, and brothers.
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With his two older brothers, Chris and David.
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The Celski family, including 3-year-old J.R., playing inline hockey.
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A signed self-portrait by Celski.
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5-year-old Celski with his family.
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Celski was raised in Federal Way, Washington.
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Before switching to short track speed skating, Celski competed in inline skating.
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Celski with Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders.
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Celski with speed skater K.C. Boutiette, who competed in four Olympics from 1994 to 2006 and is training for the 2018 Winter Games.
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Celski at age 12 with his family dog, Cali.
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Celski on a vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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13-year-old Celski after breaking his arm snowboarding.
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Celski on a visit to New York City in 2003.
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Looking at a countdown clock to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, where Celski won a silver and bronze medal in his Olympic debut.
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