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Shani Davis Wins Gold

By Staff in News on Feb 18, 2010 4:00PM

Shani Davis successfully defended his Olympic 1,000-meter title yesterday, joining Lindsay Vonn's downhill win and Shaun white's golden performance on the snowboard halfpipe as part of a banner day for the U.S. Olympic team in Vancouver. In the process Davis, who first started speedskating in Evanston, also made history by becoming the first speedskater to win 1,000-meter speed skating golds in consecutive Olympics.

Heading into these Winter Olympics, Davis was the favorite to win gold in both the 1,000-meter and 1,500-meter races. The 1,5000 is next up on Davis's agenda.