UPDATE: Scott finished second in her 1,000-meter heat Tuesday morning in Sochi and qualified to advance to Friday’s quarterfinals. On Saturday, Scott made it to the finals in the 1,500 meters, when another skater crashed and wiped out Scott who was able to get back in the race, but finished in fifth place. She failed to qualify for the 500 meters last week.
Springfield, Mo., Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 453 member Craig Scott is in Sochi, Russia, this week watching his daughter Emily compete for Olympic gold in several short track speed skating events. But it wasn’t an easy journey for father or daughter.