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Shani Davis wins gold in men's 1,000-meter speedskating event

February 17, 2010 |  5:50 pm


Shani Davis of the U.S. won his first medal of the Vancouver Games, earning gold in men's long-track speedskating at 1,000 meters Wednesday, finishing in a time of 1:08.94.

   Mo Tae-Bum  of South Korea won the silver in 1:09.12.

    Chad Hedrick of the U.S. won the bronze in 1:09.32.

    Davis finished 12th in the 5,000 — nearly 14 seconds behind winner Sven Kramer— and didn't even bother finishing the 500 after placing 18th in the first of two heats.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Shani Davis warms up for the 1,000 meters. Credit: Chris Carlson, AP.