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