United States nets no gold medal at Mariucci Arena

The U.S. won a pair of bronze medals in the men’s events this weekend.

The United States took home three medals but no golds at this weekend’s World Short Track Speed Skating Championships at Mariucci Arena.

Allison Baver placed third in the women’s 5,000 meters, finishing in 5 minutes, 34.86 seconds.

The other American medal was also bronze, and came in the 5,000 men’s relay. The team of Alex Izykowski, Anthony Lobello, J.P.Kepka and Jordan Malone finished the race in 6:51.70.

Rusty Smith was the only other U.S. skater to advance to the final round. Smith was a finalist in the 1,500 and the 1,000.

In the 1,000 Smith took fifth in 1:28.31. In the 1,500 Smith was sixth in 2:21.86.

Superstar Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno did not compete at the event.

Ohno was expected to compete at Mariucci Arena, but pulled out before the competition began.

Canada’s men’s team won one team-relay gold medal. The Canadians took the title in the 5,000 meters, finishing in 6:49.28.

The Canadian women’s team won a silver medal in the 3,000 relay. They finished in 4:17.34.

South Korea, a perennial short-track power, was solid in winning its trial heat in the men’s 5,000 relay. However, the team was disqualified in the relay’s final.

The Korean women’s relay team also faltered in the finals after winning its heat. South Korea was fourth in the final, finishing in 4:21.64.