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Digest: Speedskater Thomas Hong (Maryland, Atholton) wins silver medal at world juniors

Digest: Speedskater Thomas Hong (Maryland, Atholton) wins silver medal at world juniors

Speedskater Thomas Hong (Maryland, Atholton) won the silver medal in the men's 500-meter A final Saturday in Innsbruck, Austria, becoming the United States' first men's Short Track World Junior Championships individual medalist since current USA World Cup team member John-Henry Krueger took silver and bronze in 2012.

Hong, a 2016-17 World Cup team member, won every race leading up to the 500-meter A final that he took part in. He led the first two laps of the final race before Hungary's Shaoang Liu made a pass for the lead.

After two individual events, Hong (21 points) is tied for third overall...

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