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Shani Davis wins gold in men’s 1,000 speedskating

Shani Davis of the USA, foreground and Joon Mun of Korea, rear, during the first of two heats in the men's 500 meters race at the Richmond Olympic Oval at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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RICHMOND, British Columbia – Shani Davis has won his second straight gold medal in the men’s 1,000-meter Olympic speedskating.

Davis defended the title he won four years ago in Turin, when he became the first African-American to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Games.

Mo Tae-bum of South Korea took the silver Wednesday, 18-hundredths of a second behind Davis’ winning time of 1:08.94. Chad Hedrick of the U.S. won the bronze in 1:09.32.


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