Fredricks finishes 12th in Vancouver
VANCOUVER-Janesville's Tucker Fredricks, the U.S. Olympic speedskating teamís best hope in the 500, stumbled in the first race coming off the first turn, lost momentum making sure he didnít fall and was out of it before he even got to the second heat. He finished 12th overall.
ďItís tough. I got four more years Ė oh God, itís going to be a long timeóbut youíve got to suck it up,Ē said Fredricks, a 500 specialist who has no other real shot at a medal. ďIíll be back. I got nothing else to do.Ē