Reutter sets record but misses medal round

Katherine ReutterUS short track speed skating star Katherine Reutter set an Olympic record in her 500m quarterfinal heat Wednesday, finishing the race with a time of 43.834 seconds. The mark stood only until the next heat, when China’s Wang Meng, who went on to win gold in the event, set a time of 42.284.

Reutter, who is sponsored by Bioenergy Ribose, started slowly in her semifinal heat and was eliminated from medal contention.

"I did what I could," Reutter said. "While I think could have skated better . . . the way I skated was dead-even with the results I got. I don't feel like I got cheated."

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