Mar 16, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT
J.R. Celski won the 3000m at the World Short Track Championships to jump from sixth to second in the final overall standings at the close of competition in Montreal on Sunday.
Celski, a three-time Olympic medalist, totaled 55 points combining results from the 500m, 1000m, 1500m and 3000m.
He was beaten only by Russian Viktor Ahn, the most decorated Olympic short track speed skater of all time who won the 1000m earlier Sunday.
Ahn had 63 points and won his sixth career overall world title, adding to his five consecutive from 2003 through 2007, when he skated for South Korea as Ahn Hyun-Soo.
Celski, 23, finished second overall at the World Championships for the second time in his career, repeating his feat from 2009. Apolo Ohno is the only non-Korean-born skater to win an overall World Championship since 2001. Ohno won his only overall title in 2008.
Celski’s title in the 3000m was also his second individual distance World Championship, again matching his 2009 victory in the same event.
U.S. Olympian Jessica Smith took second in the women’s 3000m, marking her first individual podium finish at a World Championships. Smith, 30, finished fifth in the overall standings behind South Korean winner Shim Suk-Hee.
Shim, 17 and a three-time 2014 Olympic medalist, swept the 1000m and 3000m on Sunday after winning the 1500m on Friday.
The Chinese women and Netherlands men won the relays to end the competition.
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